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PRESS RELEASE: 21 January 2013

Piranesi’s Paestum: Master Drawings Uncovered

Paestum, Italy: Exterior of the Basilica by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Exterior of the Basilica by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum: Basilica and Temple of Neptune, by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum: Basilica and Temple of Neptune, by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Basilica with the Temple of Neptune in the right foreground by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Basilica with the Temple of Neptune in the right foreground by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Basilica from the South by Piranesi (Photo: National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Basilica from the South by Piranesi (Photo: National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Basilica from the East by Piranesi (Photo: National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Basilica from the East by Piranesi (Photo: National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy, Interior of the Basilica, from the West by Piranesi (Photo: National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy, Interior of the Basilica, from the West by Piranesi (Photo: National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Basilica with the Temple of Neptune in the background, View of the Interior from the South-West by Piranesi (Photo: Ardon Bar Hama)

Paestum, Italy: Basilica with the Temple of Neptune in the background, View of the Interior from the South-West by Piranesi (Photo: Ardon Bar Hama)

Paestum, Italy: Basilica, View of the Interior from the West by Piranesi (Photo: Ardon Bar Hama)

Paestum, Italy: Basilica, View of the Interior from the West by Piranesi (Photo: Ardon Bar Hama)

Paestum: Exterior of the Temple of Neptune from the North-East, by Piranesi

Paestum: Exterior of the Temple of Neptune from the North-East, by Piranesi

Paestum, Italy: Exterior of the Temple of Neptune from the North-East by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Exterior of the Temple of Neptune from the North-East by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Temple of Neptune from the West, by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Temple of Neptune from the West, by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Temple of Neptune from the North by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Temple of Neptune from the North by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Temple of Neptune from the North-East by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Temple of Neptune from the North-East by Piranesi (Photo: The National Gallery)

Paestum: Interior of the Basilica from the South-West with the Temple of Neptune behind, by Piranesi (Photo: Arden Bar Hama)

Paestum: Interior of the Basilica from the South-West with the Temple of Neptune behind, by Piranesi (Photo: Arden Bar Hama)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Red and black chalk, ink and brown wash drawing. (Photo: Hugh Kelly)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Red and black chalk, ink and brown wash drawing. (Photo: Hugh Kelly)

Unfinished Capriccio including a group of tiered funerary monuments by Piranesi (Photo: Hugh Kelly)

Unfinished Capriccio including a group of tiered funerary monuments by Piranesi (Photo: Hugh Kelly)

Temple of Ceres (the Roman Demeter). Italian Sketches, 1779 - Sir John Soane. (Photo: Hugh Kelly)

Temple of Ceres (the Roman Demeter). Italian Sketches, 1779 - Sir John Soane. (Photo: Hugh Kelly)

Copy of Sir John Soane’s 1779 Design for a Dog Kennel by Charles James Richardson (1806-71). (Photo: Hugh Kelly)

Copy of Sir John Soane’s 1779 Design for a Dog Kennel by Charles James Richardson (1806-71). (Photo: Hugh Kelly)

Credit: All images should be credited "Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soane's Museum" unless otherwise stated