A Fortune Teller at Venice

The scene is under the lower outside arcade of the Doges' Palace, Venice, where showmen and quacks erected booths, chiefly at the carnival. The inscription on the pillar probably relates to the election or coronation in 1752 of Doge Francesco Loredan (1685 - 1762). The other inscription relates to the vacancy for the parish priest at S. Trovaso in 1752.

Key facts

Artist dates
1700/2 - 1785
Full title
A Fortune Teller at Venice
Date made
about 1756
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
59.1 x 48.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1891
Inventory number
Location in Gallery