Harms' interest in ruins and perspective is shown by the series of nine engravings from 1678 and later by his activity as a stage designer in Dresden. The present pictures show the influence of the Roman architectural painter Giovanni Paolo Pannini. The equestrial statue on the right in the second picture is the bronze sculpture of Marcus Aurelius in Rome. A similar architectural view is in the Kunsthalle, Hamburg (exhibited in Berlin, 1966, no27, fig. 28).