The Temptation

Pietro Longhi (Pietro Falca) Italian

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With remarkable matter-of-factness, the arrival of a prostitute and her procuress are announced to a gentleman wearing a dressing gown having his breakfast. A second cup and saucer suggests that her visit has been anticipated. The intermediary figure may be a manservant, although his clothing is decidedly ostentatious.

The Temptation, Pietro Longhi (Pietro Falca) (Italian, Venice 1701–1785 Venice), Oil on canvas

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