Painter, born in Venice, NE Italy. He excelled in small-scale satirical pictures of Venetian life. Most of his work is in Venetian public collections, but the National Gallery, London, has three, of which the best known is ‘Rhinoceros in an Arena’. His son Alessandro (1733–1813) was also a painter, and some of his portraits are now attributed to his father.
See also Italian art.
(1751) Rhinoceros in an Arena (National Gallery, London)
The Dancing Master (Accademia, Venice)