Artist: Pietro Longhi (Pietro Falca) (Italian, Venice 1701–1785 Venice)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 19 1/2 in. (61 x 49.5 cm)
Credit Line: Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1912
Accession Number: 14.32.2
Here an elegant woman, accompanied by her family chaplain and possibly her husband, receives an escort who toys with her dog. The ring-biscuit may well carry erotic overtones. The decoration of the drawing room is typically Venetian.