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 Hackert, Jacob Philipp (German painter, 1737-1807, active in Italy) , The Falls of Tivoli

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Title The Falls of Tivoli
Collection Angus Council Cultural Services Division
Artist Hackert, Jacob Philipp (German painter, 1737-1807, active in Italy)
Date Earliest possibly about 1790
Date Latest possibly about 1800
Description This classical landscape is similar to Jacob Philipp Hackert's Villa of Maecenas (1793, Hermitage Museum). The low viewpoint emphasises the scale of the Tivoli falls, which occupy almost the whole surface of the canvas. The villa of Maecenas, sitting high above on the cliff, appears dwarfed by this spectacle of nature. The blue sky occupies only a slender strip in the upper part of the painting. The grandeur of the scenery is reinforced by the two diminutive fishermen under a tall tree, in the left foreground. They wear classical robes, evoking idyllic life in Arcadia.
Current Accession Number M.1977.1168
Former Accession Number PM1985-339
Subject landscape; place (Tivoli, Italy)
Measurements 64 x 88 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Mr Mitchell 1843.
Notes Mr Mitchell, Heidelberg.
Rights Owner Angus Council Cultural Services Division
Author Dr Claudia Heide



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