Veduta della Piazza del Popolo. Beautiful etching , engraving and drypoint of 1750. Measures to bar copper cm 41 x 55. In good condition with wide margins, printed on laid paper with watermark double circle and lily with B letter . The panel shows the Piazza del Popolo , before the intervention of the architectural Valadier the Pincio and Piazza . On the left you can see the buildings now gone, the base of the obelisk is devoid of the four fountains of the Lions, there is no pavement . The ruins casually messy in the foreground represent the complaint Piranesi neglect eighteenth century against Roman Antiquities . Printing is a roman edition in third state of seven ( Hind 14 ) . Engraved in 1750 byGiovanni - Battista Piranesi . Draftsman, engraver and architect , born in Morano di Mestre October 4, 1720 , died in Rome on November 9th 1778. Someone has dubbed the " Rembrandt of architecture." This artist has not only reproduced the ancient ruins of the power of Rome , but it was also one of the most authoritative archeologists of his time . It ' was a student of Scalfarotto , of Giuseppe and Domenico Valeriani , was also a student of Bibiena . He worked as a teacher and had Giuseppe Vasi with whom he had a very conflicted relationship , it seems that he wanted to kill him because of envy that the jars held him in , for example, not sufficiently taught him the secrets of etching . It is believed to have worked on the painting with Tiepolo . His first work was " Le Roman Antiquities " which was followed by numerous works . He has recorded some 2,000 branches , almost all large . Despite a great reputation and a great reputation not enriched never for very low prices of his works . He was a member of the Order of Christ and of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
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