"a very passable echo of Piranesi"
Porta Maggiore, Rome - an etching by Piranesi
Public DomainPorta Maggiore, Rome - an etching by Piranesi - Credit: Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was an Italian artist and architect, best known for his etchings of Roman buildings andĀ of imaginary prison interiors.