104. [German school]
HACKERT, Jacob Philipp
Drawing, pen and brown ink, graphite pencil, brown wash, 46,7 x 61 cm, paper, signed at lower right corner "a Cajazzo Filippo Hackert 1797".
Stuck under passe-partout, under gilt frame.
Hackert (1737-1807) was one of the best-known romantic landscape artists of his time. In 1768 Hackert went to Italy, basing himself mainly in Rome and Naples, where he produced many works for Sir William Hamilton. He travelled all over Italy, gaining a reputation as a talented landscape painter. He became famous everywhere in Europe due to his works for Catherine the Great, the cycle of paintings about Battle of Chesma, and Pope Pius VI. He was also a close friend of Goethe, who mentions a visit to Hackert's studio in his "Die Italienische Reise", and who owned several of his works. The large format drawing represents a wide panoramic view of Northern Italy with some shepherds on the left foreground. Accompanied by a certificate (13.6.1984).
Ref. T. Weidner, "Jakob Philipp Hackert. Landschaftsmaler im 18. Jahrhundert", Bd. 1, Berlin 1998. - W. Krönig, Jakob Philipp Hackert: der Landschaftsmaler der Goethezeit, Cologne 1994.
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