Jakob Philipp Hackert (1737 - 1807) - Wooded Swedish landscape with a fire

Description
Jakob Philipp Hackert (1737 - 1807) - Wooded Swedish landscape with a fire
Engraving - Not signed - ca. 1790

View of a wooded Swedish landscape with a fire. Commissioned by Chevalier Jean-Louis-Antoine le Vaillant de Damery (1723-1803).

Landscape painter Jakob Philipp Hackert began his artistic career in 1753 in Berlin. In 1762, he was invited by the Swedish councilor Adolf Friedrich von Olthof (1718-1793) to his house in Stralsund where he passed the following three years. In 1786 Hackert was appointed court painter by Ferdinand IV of Naples. Continuing his work in Rome, Hackert had become the most famous landscape painter of his days and clients from all over Europe sought his realistic depictions of Italian sites.

This engraving is very different from Hackerts usual French landscape paintings. It does not illustrate the surroundings of Paris or the landscapes of Normandy or Picardy. In fact, the viewer finds himself in front of two views of Swedish landscapes which Hackert had sketched during a short trip to Sweden in 1764 in the company of his first patron Adolf Friedrich von Olthof.

The pictures are part of the description.

Lot details
Artist
Jakob Philipp Hackert (1737 - 1807)
Title of artwork
Wooded Swedish landscape with a fire
Year
ca. 1790
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
20.2×22 cm
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