GUARDI, Gianantonio
(b. 1699, Wien, d. 1760, Venezia)

Three Couples in Exotic Dress Dancing in front of a Fire

Oil on canvas, 46 x 64 cm
Private collection

The painting is part of a set of forty-three representing Turkish subjects painted in 1742-43 for Field Marshal Count Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg. There are folkloristic aspects of this painting which fascinated Europeans with the Orient. Three couples in exotic dress are shown dancing what is the Greek khorra in front of a fire.

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