An Interior with Three Women and a Seated Man

Gerardo Sagredo (1692 - 1738), the subject of the engraved portrait in the background, was elected Procurator of S. Marco in 1718. This portrait is a variation of an engraving by Andrea Zucchi (based on a full-length painting of Sagredo by Uberti). The scene is perhaps set in the Sagredo Palace, Venice. The picture has been thought to represent a family group or a scene from a play but conclusive evidence is lacking.

It seems likely that this painting dates from the first half of the 1750s. A drawing for the two women on the left is in the Museo Correr, Venice.

Key facts

Artist dates
1700/2 - 1785
Full title
An Interior with Three Women and a Seated Man
Date made
probably 1750-5
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
61.3 x 49.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1881
Inventory number
Location in Gallery