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Jan Hackaert


 Painting - Mountainous Landscape by Jan Hackaert

Mountainous Landscape

 Painting - Landscape With Cattle Drivers by Jan Hackaert

Landscape With Cattle Drivers

 Painting - A Wooded Landscape With A Shepherd And His Herd On A Path Near A Puddle by Jan Hackaert

A Wooded Landscape With A Shepherd And His Herd On A Path Near A Puddle

An Italianate Landscape with Travellers ambushed by Bandits

The Avenue of Birches

River Scene


Mountain landscape in Italy

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Jan Hackaert (1628–1685) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


He travelled in Germany and Switzerland, and painted and sketched mostly landscapes.[1] He would sketch miners at work in the mountains, and on more than one occasion this caused him trouble because the workers couldn't understand what he was doing. They felt he was either a spy or hexing them and made a complaint.[2] Because Italianate landscapes were so fashionable, his Lake Zurich was mistaken for an Italian lake for years.

He painted the landscape backgrounds for other painters, such as Nicolas Berchem[3] and Adriaen van de Velde.[4]


Jan Hackaert in RKD
(Dutch) Jan Hakkert biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
Jan Hackaert at the National Gallery
Jan Hackaert at museum Bredius.

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