Giovanni Domenico Campiglia
1692 Lucca – Florence 1768

Italian painter, draughtsman and engraver

Campiglia first studied in Florence under Tommaso Redi (1665-1726) and Lorenzo Del Moro (1677-1735), next in Bologna under Giovan dal Sole (1654-1719). He mainly is known as a skilful draughtsman, but he also worked as a painter. He was appointed to Rome to create drawings of ancient statues, which were published as copper engravings as well from 1741.

His drawings of famous ancient statues, all skilfully worked out in detail, were much looked after mainly by British tourists.