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Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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 highlights the contrasts between the Grand Tourists and beggars seen in the print Veduta del Tempio d’ Antonino e Faustina in Campo Vaccino (View of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina in the Forum), from Piranesi's Vedute di Roma.

Watch the other videos in this 11-part series: