Details: This poster is of Vedute of the Colosseum, by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. It shows a drawing of the Colosseum from above.
Giovanni Battista (also Giambattista) Piranesi (4 October 1720 - 9 November 1778) was an Italian artist famous for his etchings of Rome and of fictitious and atmospheric prisons (Carceri d'Invenzione). The remains of Rome kindled Piranesi's enthusiasm. He was able to faithfully imitate the actual remains: his masterful skill at engraving introduced groups of vases, altars, tombs that were absent in reality; and his broad and scientific distribution of light and shade completed the picture, creating a striking effect from the whole view. The Prisons (Carceri d'invenzione or 'Imaginary Prisons'), is a series of 16 prints produced in first and second states that show enormous subterranean vaults with stairs and mighty machines.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.