Pietro Longhi

1702-1783 Italy/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Pietro Longhi was born and died in Venice. He was a genre painter and engraver who was a disciple of Antonio Balestra and Giuseppe Maria Crespi. He recorded daily life scenes in Venice and did several religious paintings. Longhi became Director of the Venice Academy of Drawing in 1763. His works are often mistakenly likened to Hogarth. Longhi's scenes are of a much less dramatic insight into the domestic life of Venice.

 

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Apothecary

Apothecary

Toothpuller

Toothpuller

Soothsayer

Soothsayer

Ridotto in Venice

Ridotto in Venice

Duck Hunters

Duck Hunters on the Lagoon

Letter-

Letter of the Moor

The Baptism

The Baptism

Promenade

Promenade on Horseback

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

Scent Seller

Scent seller

Concert

Concert

Ridotto

Ridotto

Lady at Her Toilette

Lady at Her Toilette

Music Lesson

Music Lesson

Patrician Family

Patrician Family

The Dance

The Dance

The Charlatan

The Charlatan

The Confession

The Confession

Dancing Lesson

The Dancing Lesson

The Family Concert

The Family Concert

The Game

The Game of the Cooking Pot

The Letter

The Letter

The Faint

The Faint

The Tailor

The Tailor

The Tickle

The Tickle

The Little Concert

The Little Concert

The Visit

The Visit

Painter in His Studio

The Painter in His Studio

An Interior

An Interior

a shepard boy

a shepard boy