active c. 1818 - c. 1850
Venice: The Ground Floor of the Zecca with a Family being shown the Coin Presses
Oil on paper laid on canvas
40.2 × 53.3 cm. (15 ⅔ × 20 ⅞ in.)
Signed or inscribed on the original stretcher: "Proprietà di Alessandro Lotti"
Framed Dimensions:50 x 63 cm. (19 5/8 x 24 2/3 in.)
Further information:Alessandro Lotti was a student in the Scuola di Ornato in the Accademia di Belli Arti di Venezia. According to the "Atti per la distribuzione de' premii", he received prizes for his work in August 1818 and August 1820. By the early 1840s we know from the "Almanacco Per Le Provincie Soggette All' Imperiale Regio Governo Di Venezia" that he was working as a Bollatore in the Direzione della Zecca in Venice.
Another painting by Lotti, of Santa Marta in Venice, is in the Museo Correr, see www.archiviodellacomunicazione.it/Sicap/ENG/ArtWorks/3202/?WEB=MuseiVE
Today the courtyard glimpsed through the windows to the left is the main reading room of the Biblioteca Marciana.