Giovanni Battista Piranesi

(1720 - 1778)
Giovanni Battista (or Giambattista) Piranesi was an Italian Classical archaeologist, architect, and artist, famous for his etchings of Rome and of fictitious and atmospheric "prisons" (Le Carceri d'Invenzione). He was the father of Francesco Piranesi and Laura Piranesi.

Piranesi was born in Venice, in the parish of S. Moisè where he was baptised. ...
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