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Jakob Philipp Hackert

Mountainous river landscape with figures ambling in the foreground

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

From the Collection of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Baron Fairhaven (1900-1973)

Jakob Philipp Hackert

Jakob Philipp Hackert

Mountainous river landscape with figures ambling in the foreground

Mountainous river landscape with figures ambling in the foreground

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:

11,340

GBP

From the Collection of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Baron Fairhaven (1900-1973)

Jakob Philipp Hackert

Prenzlau 1737 - 1807 Florence

Mountainous river landscape with figures ambling in the foreground


Gouache within black framing lines

403 by 540 mm

Overall in very good condition. Some rubbing and abrasion along the upper margin. There is a tiny hole in the upper left corner. Some losses at the right margin. Otherwise colours remain strong and vibrant. Sold unframed.


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Jakob Philipp Hackert was one of the great German landscape painters of the 18th Century. From early in his career he acquired a reputation for his precise and carefully detailed drawings. After his arrival in Rome in 1768 the artist started to explore the surroundings and picturesque locations outside the city, using them as subjects for many drawings and paintings. In 1786 Hackert became court painter to the King of Naples, Ferdinand IV. The terms of his contract allowed him three months a year for himself, so he could travel outside Naples and find inspiration for his paintings in other locations.


The present landscape and the following lot are both executed in gouache, a medium frequently adopted by the artist and which undoubtedly appealed to his clientele.  Gouache enabled Hackert to produce painterly compositions on paper that simulated grand oil paintings, and due to the many landscapes in gouache that survive, these seemingly proved extremely popular.