This Neoclassicism, cityscape painting titled, The Roman antiquities, t. 1, Plate VIII. Aurelian Walls. was made by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in 1756 while at Italy. he was in Rome with Marco Foscarini, the Venetian envoy to the Vatican. He resided in the Palazzo Venezia and studied under Giuseppe Vasi, who introduced him to the art of etching and engraving.