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View of two churches near Trajan’s Column

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 describes the people included in this superb 18th-century print, Veduta delle due Chiese…presso la Colonna Trajana (View of two churches…near Trajan’s Column), from Piranesi's Vedute di Roma.

Watch the other videos in this 11-part series: