Gomar Wouters, 'A View of the Piazza del Popolo

Gomar Wouters, 'A View of the Piazza del Popolo

Gomar Wouters (1649 or 1658 - after 1696)
'A View of the Piazza del Popolo, Rome'
About 1692
Pen and ink and wash
Museum no. CAI 362
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

Many of the best topographical artists active in Rome in the 17th century were Netherlandish. This kind of highly detailed view painting was popularised by a Dutchman called Gaspar van Wittel, or 'Vanvitelli'. His enigmatic associate, Gomar Wouters, engraved several of Vanvitelli's works but also made this meticulous study for his own independent large print of the Piazza del Popolo.