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The Outlet of Lake Albano

Italian 18th-century master-printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi was famous for his images of classical and baroque Rome. This video series, 'Piranesi's people', reveals the details and meaning behind the figures depicted in prints featured in the Library's exhibition Rome: Piranesi's vision.

In this video, exhibition curator Dr Colin Holden describes how Piranesi's use of exaggerated scale in his print, Dimostrazioni dell’Emissario di lago Albano (The Outlet of Lake Albano), celebrates the great engineering work of the ancient Romans.

Watch the other videos in this 11-part series: