Memorial to Gottlieb Welté and Gustav Adolf Hippius in Hageri cemetery

18th century artists Gottlieb Welté and Gustav Adolf Hippius connect Estonia to such major cities as Mainz, Frankfurt, Vienna, Rome and St Petersburg. They are considered the pioneers of later high culture in Estonia.

The frescoes at Lohu Manor are the work of Welté, who was also employed as an artist in the porcelain factory founded by Wodemar Johann von Lauw at Põltsamaa Castle.

Hippius was an outstanding portrait artist, capturing the likes of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, explorer Adam Johann Krusenstern and a number of other celebrities.

Both artists, who are associated with Järlepa, Vardi, Lohu and Ojasoo manors, are buried in Hageri cemetery.

18th century artists Gottlieb Welté and Gustav Adolf Hippius connect Estonia to such major cities as Mainz, Frankfurt, Vienna, Rome and St Petersburg. They are considered the pioneers of later high culture in Estonia.

The frescoes at Lohu Ma

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