Jaromír Stretti (Czechoslovakian, 1882-1959) was born in a prominent Czechoslovakian family. His grandfather was a merchant, and his father Karl Stretti a physician in the service of the Metternich family. Jaromír is today mostly known as an engraver, who took his maternal name of Zamponi early on. As an artist Stretti-Zamponi was mostly self-taught, though he clearly received some direction in the development of his technical skills in making aquatints. Jaromír Stretti-Zamponi depicted mostly cities, and almost exclusively in fall and winter. Paris and Prague dominate in his oeuvre, but Venice, London, and lesser known cities also make appearances.