Jakob Philipp Hackert: Rom von der Via Appia, 1796, Öl auf Leinwand, 120 x 170 cm. Freies Deutsches Hochstift Frankfurter Goethe-Museum, Frankfurt am Main
We unfortunately know as little about the background of the donation as we do about the donor, G. Hoppe. However, in the inventory entry and in the administration report from 21 January 1864, his name is always listed together with his official title: "Legation Secretary" or "Legation Official". So as far as we know, Mr. Hoppe was employed in the Foreign Service.