Piranesi: Drawings and Etchings from The Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Height: 24 in
Width: 16 in
Sketch of building with vaulted ceilings, grand staircases, and a tower.
Francesco Piranesi was an Italian engraver, etcher, and architect. He was trained by his more famous father Giovanni Battista Piranesi in Rome, but he worked for a long time in France where he lived during the French Revolution. At the time of his death, he was considered the best engraver in Europe, fully dedicating himself to his work under imperial decree of Emperor Napoleon.