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PIETRO LONGHI, GABRIEL BELLA: SCENE DI VITA VENEZIANA (Pietro Longhi, Gabriel Bella: Scenes of Venetian Life). Ed. by Giorgio Busetto. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 1995. Published by Bompiani, Milan. 260 pp. with 126 col. ills. 30 x 21 cm. LC 95-182070 ISBN 8845225712 Trilingual in Italian, French and English.
Showcasing works drawn from the collection of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, this catalogue presents 97 paintings by two Venetian artists whose oeuvres document the cultural milieu of the city during the Settecento, including intimate studies of scenes in the social and religious lives of Venetian aristocrats by Longhi (1701-1785) and detailed pictorial records of public festivals and ceremonies by Bella (1730-1799). An essay discussing the Querini family's patronage of the artists and the visions of Venice presented in their works prefaces full-page reproductions and individual descriptions of the featured paintings.
Artist(s):Longhi, Pietro; Bella, Gabriel
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 02,04,19
Worldwide Number: 025042
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