Wide view of Venice: Piazza San Marco - Riva degli Schiavoni

Dentist Charlatan in Venice

by Giacomo de Leonardis - 1723-1794

Giacomo de Leonardis: "Il Ciarlatano" (The Quack)
etching (1765) - (from a Giandomenico Tiepolo painting)

In front of this Carnival crowd we have a Charlatan selling who knows what, while the dentist is pulling a tooth.

The dentist is wearing spectacles, a high sign of a knowledgeable élite.

"Or con la voce, ed ora con la mano
Or soldi, or denti cava il Ciarlatano."

"Either with the voice or with the hand
Either is money, or teeth, pulls out the Charlatan."


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