PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1720, Mestre, d. 1778, Roma)
The Ponte Solario1756-57
National Gallery of Art, Washington
This splendid etching inspired Hubert Robert's painting of The Ponte Solario. Piranesi emphasized the bulk of the architectural monument which has an almost sinister appearance.
The etching was part of Piranesi's 'Vedute di Roma.'