WATTEAU Jean Antoine Mezzetin c.1718-20

WATTEAU Jean Antoine Mezzetin c.1718-20467 × 600 pixels
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Oil on canvas 21 3/4 x 17 in. (55.2 x 43.2 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mezzetino is a character from the commedia dell'arte. He is an adept schemer and trouble-maker, willing to commit acts of violence if necessary, but on the whole a little calmer than his brother Brighella, and much more gentle and cultivated, especially in his later life. He is often very musically inclined, and can sing and dance with skill.

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