Veduta della Facciata di S. Croce in Gerusalemme. Copper engraving of 1750. Size of engraved part cm 40.2 x 61. Fifth state of six (Hind 11 V/VI). View of the facade of S. Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome, near Porta Maggiore. The print is in good condition, usuale center fold, printed on laid paper with watermark. Engraved by Giovanni 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.