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LONGHI, Pietro (1702 - 1785), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LONGHI, Pietro (1702 - 1785), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1702, in Venice; died 8 May 1785, in Venice.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Portraits, genre scenes.

Venetian School.

The son of a goldsmith, Pietro Longhi was a pupil of the historical painter Antonio Balestra in Verona before travelling to Bologna where he studied under Giuseppe Maria Crespi for several years. In his youth, he had painted frescoes representing religious

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