Giovanni Battista Piranesi - [St. Peter's and the Vatican, Rome.]
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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.
Endner, Gustav Georg (1754-1824), Engraver
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (1720-1778), Artist
Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano
Vatican Palace (Vatican City)
New York Public Library
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