(b. 1702, Venezia, d. 1785, Venezia)
The Letter of the Moorc. 1751
Oil on canvas, 62 x 50 cm
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
The setting of this domestic seen is unassuming. The presence of a "painting within a painting" is striking and provides evidence of the fashion for landscapes in the idiom of Zuccarelli.