A bridge over the river Anio near Vicovaro; high up, left, the monastery of San Cosimato. Etching and engraving by B.A. Dunker and G. Hackert after J. Ph. Hackert, 1780.

  • Hackert, Philipp, 1737-1807.
[between 1780 and 1789]
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About this work


Left, a man driving a donkey towards the bridge which a traveller on horseback crosses. Next to one end of the bridge are the remains of the Aqua Claudia, the aqueduct which carried water from Subiaco to the Palatine hill in Rome


[A Rome (Place d'Espagne)] : [chez George Hackert, graveur], [between 1780 and 1789]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; platemark 37.8 x 46.2 cm

Related material

The same view appears in the works of other artists, such as a fresco in Palazzo Crescenzi, Rome, attributed to Cristoforo Roncalli, il Pomarancio, and assistants, including Claude Lorrain (D. Cecchi, L'opera completa di Claude Lorrain, Milan 1975, no. 6, p. 85) and three paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby from the same period as Hackert's, one of them dated 1789, the others of about the same date (B. Nicolson, Wright of Derby: painter of light, London 1968 , vol. 1, pp. 83-84 and 252-253, vol. 2 p. 163 pl. 257, p. 181 plates 282-283); and a painting by Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld, Christie's sale, London 7 December 2018, lot 241


Vue d'une partie du couvent de St Cosimato. Avec le pont moderne sur l'Anio et une partie de l'aqueduc de Claude. Peint à gouache par J. Ph. Hackert 1780. Gravé à l'eau forte par B.A. Dunker et terminé par George Hackert. Bears number: No. III


Wellcome Collection 2922543i


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