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The Bridge of San Paolo

A work made of pen and brown ink and brush and various brown washes over graphite on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink and brush and various brown washes over graphite on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1793

Artist:

Jacob Philipp Hackert
German, 1737-1807

About this artwork

Jacob Philipp Hackert would flee Naples in 1799 following the Napoleonic occupation, but in the golden early 1790s, this German Romantic landscape painter was deeply enamored with the contours and history of southern Italy. Hackert’s view of the bridge of San Paolo bears witness to the importance of place in its characteristically specific inscription, deftly nestled into the inviting upward path. He signed and dated the work 1793 and noted that the view shows the remains of the ancient Roman Via Latina, granting a greater immediacy and a historical depth to the scene.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jacob Philipp Hackert

Title

The Bridge of San Paolo

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1793

Medium

Pen and brown ink and brush and various brown washes over graphite on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed, dated and inscribed in pen and brown ink: "Il Ponte di St. Paulo a l' Forletta / per dove passava la via Latina / per Arpino, a due milia distante / del Isola di Sora / Filippo Hackert. f. / 1793"; inscribed verso, in black chalk: "N 19"

Dimensions

56 × 77 cm (22 1/16 × 30 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2014.586

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