Philipp Hackert / View of the Gulf of Pozzuoli from the Solfatara / 1803Philipp Hackert
View of the Gulf of Pozzuoli from the Solfatara

View Larger Image

View Full Catalog Record Below

This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world. offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
Preview the AMICA Library™ Public Collection in Luna Browser Now

  • Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
  • Types of works include paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs, textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.

Gain access to this incredible resource through either a monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute details of the images. Visit for more information on the collection, click on the link below the revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at .

Creator Name: Hackert, Philipp
Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1737 - 1807
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Philipp Hackert
Title: View of the Gulf of Pozzuoli from the Solfatara
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1803
Creation End Date: 1803
Creation Date: 1803
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 119cm x 166.5cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower center: "Vue prise sur la Solfatare a Pozzoule, / peint par Philippe Hackert 1803"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1983.14
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Context: Steam rises from the Solfatara, a sulphurous volcanic vent near Naples. In the distance is the Gulf of Pozzuoli, framed by an umbrella pine and a giant agave plant. For centuries, landscape artists had flocked to the countryside around Naples, attracted by dramatic vistas, volcanos, exotic peasants, and abundant classical associations. Hackert's sweeping composition and exacting method of painting details are typical of German Romantic art.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1983.14
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.

Home | Subscribe | Preview | Benefits | About | Help | Contact
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.