The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 17.1.-14.2.1797

This is probably the engraver to the Neapolitan Court, the German Georg Hackert (1755-1805), brother of the court painter in the same place Philipp Hackert (1737-1807). Both knew Consul Heigelin.
See Jürg Arnold: Christian Heigelin (1744-1820). Bäckersohn aus Stuttgart, Bankier in Neapel, Freimaurer, Vermittler italienischer Kultur, Ostfildern 2012, p. 21, who also thinks that the engraver Thorvaldsen met was Georg Hackert.
See also Hugo Matthiessen: En Greve. Jørgen Scheel til Grevskabet Scheel, Stamhuset Gl. Estrup samt Ulstrup (1768-1825), Copenhagen 1954, p. 85.

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