Late 18th cent., oil/canvas, 44 x 35,5 cm, some rest., relined. - Venetian portrait, figure a. history painter. L. was pupil of A. Balestra, later he was much influenced by G. M. Crespi. L.'s portraits a. genre paintings proof him to be a good a. humourous observer. Many of his paintings charm the spectator with their delicate colours. The leading Venetian families were among his clients. Until 1780 he taught at the Venice drawing academy. - Mus.: Venice (Accademia, Ca' Rezzonico, Mus. Correr), Milan (Brera), London (Nat. Gall.), New York (Metrop. Mus.), Rotterdam (Mus. Boijmans-van Beuningen), Frankfurt (Städel), Berlin, Dresden, Washington a. others. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.