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

Patrician Family

c. 1752
Oil on canvas, 62 x 50 cm
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice

This painting is a typical example of those interior family portraits that made Longhi famous. It is certainly not an impromptu slice of life, as can be seen in the carefully studied distribution of the figures and in the lighting.