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German
Born
Prenzlau 1737-09-15
Deceased
Florence 1807-04-28
Carregi (Florence)
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oldest son of the painter Philipp Hackert (before 1737-1768), nephew of Johann Gottlieb Hackert I (1722-?)
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Hackert made copies after Lorrain, Swanevelt, Moucheron, Berchem and Asslijn for Tribel, who sold these especiialy to French officers (Lohse 1936, p. 8).
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Period of activity
1748 - 1807
First dated work in 1748, aged 11 years (Equestrian Portrait of General Ziethen, now lost)
Active in
  • Berlijn 1753 - 1762
    trained in the period 1753-55 in Berlin under his uncle Johann Gottlieb Hackert (1713-1773) as a decorative painter; after this he started to specialize in landscape painting on the advice of B.N. Lesueur (director of the Berlin Academy); he first made copies and studies after Claude Lorrain and the Dutch 17th century Italianisants, especially Nicolaes Berchem. He also drew in Charlottenburg and Berlin/Tiergarten (Zoo) after nature landscapes and topographical views (Gassner/Güse/Stolzenburg 2008, p. 22 and note 2); pursued his training from 1758 at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Saur 2010).
  • Stralsund 1762
    Stayed in Stralsund in 1762 at the invitation of Baron Adolf Friedrich von Olthof (Saur 2010)
  • Rügen (eiland) 1763 - 1764
    He stayed on the island of Rügen several times in 1763-1764, where he experimented with drawing techniques and where he produced etchings; in 1763 he also decorated the banquet hall of the Gutshaus Boldevitz in Olthof on Rügen with six paintings in tempera (Saur 2010)
  • Stockholm 1764
    was presented in 1764 by Von Olthof in Stockholm to the Swedish royal couple (Saur 2010)
  • Hamburg 1765
    traveled in 1765 with Von Olthof's cousin Balthasar Anton Dunker, from Hamburg via England to Paris.
  • Parijs 1765 - 1768
    In Paris he was supported by the copper engraver Johann Georg Wille; he met Joseph Vernet, whose scenes were examples for Hackert's coaastal- and harbor views. In 1766 his brother Johann Gottlieb Hackert came to Paris; Together they undertook trips to Normandy and Picardy where they drew the same motives together and inspired with their gouaches the Parisian public and their French colleagues, including François Boucher (Saur 2010, Gassner/Güse/Stolzenburg 2008, p. 27-32).
  • Rouen
  • Parijs 1768
  • Rome 1768-12 - 1807
    Stayed mainly in Rome, but also travelled through Italy; under the influence of J.F. Reiffenstein; met with A. R. Mengs
  • Paestum 1777
    Gassner/Güse/Stolzenburg 2008, p. 33-43
  • Pompei 1777
    Gassner/Güse/Stolzenburg 2008, p. 33-43
  • Sicilië (eiland, regio) 1777
    Gassner/Güse/Stolzenburg 2008, p. 33-43
  • Napels 1779
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italianate, landscape (as genre), cityscape, marine (as genre)
Entered on: 1991-12-15; Modification on: 2018-05-24

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