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Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754)

Two girls with a bird-cage and a youth with a staff c.1730-40

RCIN 991252

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Joseph Smith owned 36 drawings by Piazzetta, including this large sheet with three figures. An allegory for amorous pursuit, the girl looks coyly at the viewer as she holds a bird in its cage, symbolising chastity, while the boy at left carries a hunter's gun.