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

Pantalone and his Love Stories

The Magnifico at his best in the Ars Amandi ...

Magnificho (or Magnifico) is the old name by which Pantalone is recognized.

We have here a hair depleted Pantalone with one of his conquests: the Petegola (Tattler), otherwise known as a Rufiana (Pimp).

She is just one of the several, sex/love experiences of the old guy, which usually end up badly. He tries, nevertheless.

Nothing special about this representation, more like a Carnival disguise, and teasing attitude.

A Carnival mask for the character
Pantalone. Possibly a theatrical mask,
which may allow even a young actor to impersonate the old guy
Etching by Francesco Bertelli: "Pettegola ovvero Ruffiana" - 1642
Francesco Bertelli: "Petegola over Rufiana"
(Tattler or else Pimp with the Magnificho)
Il Carnevale Italiano Mascherato - etching (1642)

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