Caspar van Wittel

1653 - Sep 13, 1736

Caspar van Wittel or Gaspar van Wittel, known in Italian as Gaspar Vanvitelli or Gasparo degli Occhiali, was a Dutch painter and draughtsman who had a long career in Rome. He played a pivotal role in the development of the genre of topographical painting known as veduta. He is credited with turning topography into a painterly specialism in Italian art.
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