Masquerader Drinking Coffee
From the series Divers Portraits (Venice: Giovanni David, 1775)
Giovanni David, Italian, 1749 - 1790. Dedicatee: Domenico Corvi, Italian, 1721 - 1803.
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Giovanni David's Diverse Portraits series pokes fun at contemporary life in Venice. The captions below the images are quotes from writings by the French satirical poet and critic Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711).