PANNINI, Giovanni Paolo
(b. 1691, Piacenza, d. 1765, Roma)

The Piazza del Quirinale

c. 1743
Oil on canvas
Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome

During the last thirty years of Pannini's life he was primarily engaged on topographic views of Rome, real or imaginary, and one cannot doubt that he received vital impulses from the precise art of Giovanni Ghisolfi, whose 'vedute ideale' show the characteristically Roman scenic arrangement of ruins.