Alessandro Salucci (1590-1655/60)

Italian painter who played an important role in the development of the genre of cityscapes (vedute) of Rome. Very little is known about Alessandro Salucci's early life and training. He is believed to have been born in Florence in 1590. The first written record of the artist dates from 1628 when he is mentioned in connection with other artists in Rome. Salucci completed important public and private commissions in Rome.