Oil/canvas, 50 x 67 cm, min. rest., relined. - Italian painter, one of the most important precursors of veduta painting. Since 1620 worked in Rome where he got in touch with Claude Lorrain and Michelangelo Cerquozzi. In 1634 he settled in Naples and specialized in painted illusions of architecture. He collaborated with many artists, among others Giuseppe Cesari and Massimo Stanzione. In 1647 he returned to Rome. Mus.: Florence (Uffizi, Pal. Pitti), Madrid (Prado), Dresden (Gem.-Gal. Alte Meister), Munich (Alte Pinakothek), Rome, Prague a. others. Lit.: AKL, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.