View of Saint Peter’s in Rome, Jakob Philipp Hackert
Jakob Philipp Hackert
View of Saint Peter’s in Rome
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Jakob Philipp Hackert

View of Saint Peter’s in Rome, 1774


Dimensions
72.2 x 90.2 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1551
Acquisition
Acquired in 1918
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Embedded in an ideal classical landscape, the dome of St Peter’s on the distant horizon rises above the Tiber, where it glows like a vision of Rome’s everlasting grandeur. A mild southern light permeates the scene. Similar to many other German artists, for Hackert, his sojourn in Italy meant the realisation of a dream. In addition, a stay in Italy was a rich source of inspiration for his subsequent artistic work. The longing for Italy also attracted many travellers, long before actual tourism developed.

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View of Saint Peter’s in Rome
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Oil on canvas
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet unten in der Mitte: Vue de l'Eglise de St. Pierre à Rome. prise du coté de Ponte Molle. J. Philippe Hackert f. à Rome 177[Reste einer 1 o. 4].

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1918

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04.01.2019