Keith Miller is the author of ‘St Peter’s’ (Profile Books)

Piazza Navona (detail; 1699), Caspar van Wittel. Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, on loan to the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

The Dutchman who shaped our view of Italy

Celebrated abroad, but little known at home, Caspar van Wittel more or less singlehandedly invented view painting

11 Apr 2019