Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) original 1758 etching. Veduta del Tempio di Bacco, inoggi Chiesa di S. Urbano, distante due miglia da Roma fuori della Porta di S. Sebastiano. The etching is from the “Vedute di Roma”, which is the name for a collection of 135 monumental etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. With those etchings he had a great influence on classicism and the Empire. Piranesi, an Italian etcher and architect, first was a student of Matteo Lucchesi and later of the architect Scalfarotto, the engraver Zucchi and the etcher Vasi. Giuseppe Vasi was his first employer. His second employer was Giambattista Tiepolo, the great Venetian master. In 1745 Piranesi really settled down in Rome. Condition: In very good conditionr. A strong and desirable impression from his most important architectural series. Size : 15.7 x 24.0 inches. Professionally framed and matted with linen under non glare glass. In frame 34 1/2"x25 1/2"x1. Weight 13 pds. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate.