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Gezicht op het Sint-Pietersplein te Vaticaanstad

Gezicht op het Sint-Pietersplein te Vaticaanstad

 
 
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Gezicht op het het Sint-Pietersplein te Vaticaanstad met de Sint-Pietersbasiliek en het Apostolisch Paleis. Opdracht, tekst en wapenschild van kardinaal Sigismondo Chigi in ondermarge.

Printmaking in woodcut and engraving came to Northern Italy within a few decades of their invention north of the Alps. Engraving probably came first to Florence in the 1440s, the goldsmith Maso Finiguerra (1426–64) used the technique. Italian engraving caught the very early Renaissance, 1460–1490. Print copying was a widely accepted practice, as well as copying of paintings viewed as images in their own right.

Giovanni Battista Falda was an Italian architect, engraver, and artist. He is known for his engravings of both contemporary and antique structures of Rome. His works became particularly popular with the first waves of Grand Tour participants during the latter parts of the 17th century and Falda became a commercial success as a result. His works appealed to tourists keen to retain a detailed and accurate representation of those parts of Rome they had visited.

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1578 - 1678
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Rijksmuseum
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