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Watch our short film drawn from the WWI writings, drawings and photograph album of Brighton-born artist Jessie Traill.
See images from the front sent home to his students back home by teacher Percival Langford.
Watch images and words from the WWI diaries of George Auchterlonie come to life in this short film.
Colin Holden reveals why Piranesi included ground staff amongst the well-to-do visitors in this print.
Colin Holden provides insights into the activities of the people portrayed in this Piranesi print.
Colin Holden points out the visitors Piranesi brings to life in his print of this pilgrimage church.
Colin Holden contrasts the Grand Tourists and beggars seen in this print by Piranesi.
Colin Holden notes how this portrait of Piranesi as an ancient Roman reflected Piranesi's values.