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View of the Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Steps)

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.

Here, exhibition curator Dr Colin Holden sheds light on the aristocrats, servants and Grand Tourists that appear in the print Veduta della Piazza di Spagna (View of the Piazza di Spagna [the Spanish Steps]), from Piranesi's Vedute di Roma.

Watch the other videos in this 11-part series: