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Giovanni Paolo Pannini

Giovanni Paolo Pannini
portrait by Louis Gabriel Blanchet
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mainly known as a veduta artist (veduta: highly detailed large painting or print of a cityscape or other vista); among his works, most noted perhaps is his view of the interior of the Roman Pantheon (he painted it on behalf of Count Francesco Algarotti, the Venetian polymath, philosopher, poet, essayist, anglophile ... well, one of the finest Esprits cavaliers of the age); also noted his Roman vedute and capricci; Canaletto and Bellotto were influenced by him.

(Old Masters)



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