The Hour of the Masked Ball by Charles-Joseph Flipart, Paris 1721-1797 Madrid. The figures await the start of a ball; the costumed gentleman, holding his pocket watch, motions to clock; the seated ladies, masks in hand, are poised for the festivities to commence. Sotheby's.
The Painter in His Studio. Pietro Longhi Italian, about 1741 - 174 Pietro Longhi depicts the act of painting as an intimate scene of contemporary life. Longhi invites the viewer into a painter's studio, where the artist, surrounded by an array of his tools and props, creates a faithful likeness of a typical Venetian lady sitting for her portrait. Her costumed companion has removed his mask, which allowed him to pass incognito in public during the free-spirited months of Carnival
Page: The Charlatan Artist: Pietro Longhi Completion Date: 1757 Style: Rococo Genre: genre painting Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: 62 x 50 cm Gallery: Ca' Rezzonico, Museo del Settecento, Venice