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

The Letter of the Moor

c. 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.