Giovanni Balestra & Figli was founded in 1882 in Vincenza, Italy. Giovanni Balestra was too a successful engraver, working on Roman artists works such as Antonio Canova’s sculptures and Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen pieces. Hence, their craftsmanship was highly influenced by the intricacies of sculpture. His artistic influence was too developed from his brother Antonio Balestra. Antonio Balestra was an Italian painter and engraver of the Rococo period who was highly regarded by his contemporaries.