Giacomo Della Porta (1532–1602) was a northern Italian sculptor and stucco worker by training who moved to Rome in the late 1550s. He remade himself in the years that followed as an architect and surveyor, receiving several notable commissions, especially for civic building projects. He eventually became a leading architect and overseer of one of the era's most complicated hydraulic engineering works, the restoration of Rome's Acqua Vergine, the last ancient Roman aqueduct that still partially functioned in the sixteenth century. Stefano Duperac (ca. 1525–1604) was a Parisian painter and engraver who lived and worked in Rome in the 1560s–70s. During his successful career there as an artist,...

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