Portrait of a Venetian Family with a Manservant Serving Coffee

In his paintings, Longhi usually poked gentle fun at the everyday activities of the Venetian elite. This is not, however, the case here. It is simply a portrait of a family drinking coffee, with the lady of the house taking centre stage. The conspicuous inclusion of the servant is noteworthy. He must have been a valued member of the household.

Welgesteld gezelschap in een vertrek
Heerser / Schelpenverzamelaars / Winkel / Oude mensen geven raad aan een jongeman
Ottomaans interieur met twee mannen en dienaar
Man probeert kamer binnen te dringen