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Internal View of St Paul Outside-the-Walls

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 talks about the broad array of visitors Piranesi included in his detailed architectural portrait of a grand pilgrimage church, Spaccato interno della basilica di S Paolo fuori delle Mura (Internal View of St Paul Outside-the-Walls).

Watch the other videos in this 11-part series: