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Cipriani, Giambattista (1727-1785), an Italian painter and designer, was born at Florence, where he studied under an English painter. He then studied for three years at Rome, and in 1755 settled in London, where his drawings, engraved by Bartolozzi, became very popular and had much influence upon English art. In 1768 he became a foundation member of the Royal Academy, whose diploma was from his design, and he exhibited till 1779. He is also known as an etcher.