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

Reception before a Wedding

c. 1750
Oil on canvas, 61 x 49 cm
Private collection

This painting has the characteristic of a 'snapshot' of an aristocratic family gathering. The painter notes the outlines of the differing personalities, the characteristics of the variety of brocades and silks, the lace trimmings, the decorations of a typical Venetian palace.

The painting has a pendant: Peasants Dancing La Furlana, also in a private collection.