Alessandro Longhi

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"Portrait of Jacopo Gradenigo" by Alessandro Longhi, painted 1778-1781

Alessandro Longhi (12 June 1733 – November 1813) was a Venetian portrait painter and printmaker in etching (mostly reproductions of paintings). He is known best for his oil portraits of Venetian nobles of state. His father was the famed genre painter Pietro Longhi. He trained under his father and Giuseppe Nogari (1699–1763). Like Sebastiano Bombelli in the prior century, Alessandro Longhi is noted for his zealous full-length depictions of robes and emblems of office. His "tumultuous and unusual (etching) technique shows first-hand knowledge of Rembrandt's etchings", according to Olimpia Theodoli.[1]


  • Luigi and Alvise III Pisani and family
  • Portrait of Carlo Goldoni (125 x 105 cm)
  • Portrait of a Composer, erroneously to be the Portrait of Domenico Cimarosa
  • Portrait of a Lady (100 x 80 cm)
  • Portrait of a Gentleman (65 x 34 cm)
  • Portrait of a Gentleman (206 x 115 cm)
  • Couple 1 of 2
  • Couple 2 of 2
  • Portrait of Giambattista Piazzetta
  • Portrait of Giuseppe Chiribiri (Cherubini) (83.5 x 65 cm)
  • Portrait of Giulio Contarini (102.5 x 91 cm)
  • Portrait of Giacomo Casanova
  • Portrait of Jacopo Gradenigo (233 x 137 cm)
  • Portrait of Antonio Renier (233 x 137 cm)
  • Portrait of a Magistrate
  • Painting and Merit



  1. ^ Jane Martineau and Andrew Robison (eds), The Glory of Venice, Art in the Eighteenth Century (exhib Cat RA London/NGA Washington) Yale UP, 1994 ISBN 0-300-06186-2
  • Wittkower, Rudolf (1993). "Art and Architecture Italy, 1600-1750". Pelican History of Art. 1980. Penguin Books Ltd. p. 493.