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Francesco was the son of the Italian painter and architect of the neo-classical period Giovanni Panini (1691-1765), and, like the father who taught him, became best known as one of the vedusti, or view painters. Like the better-known Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (1697 1768), who was also influenced by Giovanni, he also reproduced spectacular views of Italys great cities, doing for Rome what Canaletto accomplished in Venice. These vedute were popular as pictorial souvenirs among young men and women doing their "Grand Tour" of Europe. This particular drawing, done with chalk, watercolor, and pen and ink, depicts the famous Piazza San Pietro designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from...
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