LONGHI, Pietro
(b. 1702, Venezia, d. 1785, Venezia)

The Dancing Lesson

c. 1741
Oil on canvas, 61 x 51 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

This painting reveals Longhi in all the originality of his very distinctive way with light and colour. With its airy grace and refined description of costumes and setting, the painting enjoyed great favour among contemporary artists, thanks to its dissemination through engravings.