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View of the Quirinal Palace Square

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 points out figures in the print Veduta della Piazza di Monte Cavallo (View of the Quirinal Palace Square) who represent the comparison between the classical Roman and the artist's 18th-century worlds.

Watch the other videos in this 11-part series: