Roman vedutista (view painter) Giovanni Paolo Panini was born on 17 June 1691 in Piacenza.

By Anne Leader

Roman vedutista (view painter) Giovanni Paolo Panini was born on 17 June 1691 in Piacenza. He moved to Rome in 1711, where he would join the Accademia di San Luca and pursue an active career until his death there in 1765. Best known for his views of ancient and modern Rome, Panini also worked as an architect, stage designer, and decorated interiors with illusionistic architectural vistas.

Reference: Anna Maria Ferrari. “Panini, Giovanni Paolo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. 


Ancient Rome, 1757. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gwynne Andrews Fund, 1952

Modern Rome, 1757. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gwynne Andrews Fund, 1952

Three Figure Studies, about 1740-45, Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 84.GA.55

St. Paul Preaching in Athens, 1733.New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1946

Ruins with Prophet and Ruins with Sibyl, both 1731, San Francisco, Legion of Honor

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