LONGHI, Alessandro
(b. 1733, Venezia, d. 1813, Venezia)

Portrait of Giambattista Piazzetta

c. 1760
Oil on canvas
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice

Alessandro Longhi enlivened his portrayals with sharp interpretations of character producing full-length portraits as well as group portraits. In 1760 he published a collection of portraits of famous Venetian artists consisting of a biography accompanied by a portrait etching of each.