Giovanni Balestra

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Giovanni Balestra (1774–1842) was an Italian engraver.

He was born at Bassano. He was a relative of Antonio Balestra. He studied under Antonio Suntach and attended the engraver's workshop of Count Giovanni Antonio Remondini in Bassano. In 1803, he moved to Rome. He engraved a: Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Fountain after Il Garofalo; The Penitent Magdalene after Bartolomé Esteban Murillo; Madonna del Rosario after Sassoferrato; and Aurora and Cephalus after Annibale Carracci. He also made engravings of the Roman works of Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorwaldsen. He died in Rome.