Forthcoming publications

Un dialogue sur lʼart. La correspondance entre Léopold Robert et Maximilien de Meuron

Led by
Paul-André Jaccard (until 31.5.2013), Sarah Burkhalter (since 1.8.2013), Pascal Griener (Université de Neuchâtel)
Authors
Pascal Griener, Laurent Langer
Partner
Université de Neuchâtel, Faculté des lettres, Institut d'histoire de l'art et de muséologie (Pascal Griener)

Description

Léopold Robert (1794–1835), a pupil of Jacques-Louis David, settled first in Rome, then in Venice. The letters he exchanged with the painter Maximilien de Meuron were selected from his copious correspondence with his collectors, family and friends.

The book contains an introductory essay about the role of artists’ correspondence during the Romantic age and a critical edition of the letters with historical annotations.
Louis-Léopold Robert, The Arrival of the Harvesters in the Pontine Marshes, 1830, oil on canvas, 141,7 x 212 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris

The project was supported by:

Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS), Bern