Temple of Vesta in Tivoli

Hackert, Jakob Philipp (1737-1807) | Painter


Shortly after Hackert settled in Rome in 1769, he visited Tivoli, to the east of the city. With its waterfall and ancient buildings, it was one of the major attractions for many travellers to Italy. He painted the famous round temple consecrated to the goddess Vesta, as guardian of the holy fire, amidst an ideal yet natural-looking landscape. His painting is an atmospheric combination of architecture and nature. Over the course of his career, he repeatedly made use of motifs inspired by Tivoli.

Material & Technique
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1770/75
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 3146