Gaspar Van Wittel: The Drawings

The National Library of Rome displays for the first time its complete collection of 52 drawings by 18th-century artist Gaspar van Wittel. The drawings represent one of the library's most important collections from its Prints and Drawings section. Van Wittel was Dutch but became an Italian citizen and was the father of Luigi Vanvitelli, the architect of the Palace of Caserta. The heart of the exhibition is dedicated to Van Wittel's drawings of Rome and its environs as well as views of other Italian cities. Free entry. Mon-Fri 10.00-18.00. Sat 10.00-13.00. Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma, Viale Castro Pretorio 105, tel. 064989344.