A Dance in the Country

Artist: Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1727–1804 Venice)

Date: ca. 1755

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 29 3/4 x 47 1/4 in. (75.6 x 120 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1980

Accession Number: 1980.67


Although Giandomenico Tiepolo assisted his father in numerous decorative enterprises, his own talent lay in the depiction of contemporary life. The picture is one of Giandomenico's most evocative and appealing works. It shows an actress dancing with a young man wearing the traditional costume of the commedia dell'arte character Mezzetino.