Fishermen Drawing Their Net


F. Renaud (mounted by; L. 1042);* Cournerie (sale Paris, 1891, no. 95, according to Parran sale); Mlle. Parran (sale Paris, Hôtel Drouot, June 23–24, 1921, no. 74); Marius Paulme (L. 1910; sale Paris, Georges Petit, May 14, 1929, no. 221 {illustrated}); Charles d'Heucqueville (sale Paris, June 24–25, 1936, no. 71 {illustrated}); Robert Sterling Clark.    

*"L." refers to F. Lugt, Les Marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes, Amsterdam, 1921 and Supplément, The Hague, 1956.

After Hubert Robert

French, 1733–1808

Fishermen Drawing Their Net


Pen and black ink, brush and gray and brown wash, over sketch in black chalk on paper

Overall: 14 7/16 x 11 9/16 in. (36.6 x 29.3 cm)

Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955




Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert, Standish D. Lawder, and Charles W. Talbot, Jr. Drawings from the Clark Art Institute: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Robert Sterling Clark Collection of European and American Drawings, Sixteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2 volumes. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.