The artist Francesco Guardi (1712 to 1793) was one of Casanova’s Venetian contemporaries who recorded the world of what was at the time amongst the most diverse, exciting and sophisticated cities in the world.  Casanova’s brother himself was a celebrated painter and knew Guardi.  Anne Hanley writes a very accessible and informative article on his place in the culture and life of Venice – here.

‘Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King’ is freely available here.

Long form articles on Casanova’s life and times are freely available here.

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