View of the Customs House

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 provides insights into the activities of the people portrayed in Piranesi's print, Veduta della Dogana di Terra a Piazza di Pietra (View of the Customs House).

Watch the other videos in this 11-part series: