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A Woman with a Dog  1740

by Giacomo Ceruti

Oil on canvas, 38 x 28 1/2 in. (96.5 x 72.4 cm) [br] Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1930 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Description: Giacomo Ceruti, nicknamed "Pitocchetto" (the little beggar), is still an enigmatic personality. His fame rests upon his numerous portraits and genre paintings. As his sobriquet implies, these often portray figures from the lower classes and s...
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Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art