Hospitality Beyond Measure: the visit of Crown Prince Friedrich-Christian of Saxony to Venice, 1739-40 with Maureen Cassidy-Geiger

21/09/2020

Hospitality Beyond Measure: the visit of Crown Prince Friedrich-Christian of Saxony to Venice, 1739-40 with Maureen Cassidy-Geiger


During a 6 month stay at Ca 'Foscari, a regatta and a bull chase were held to honour the young heir to Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, who attended Carnival, theatres and sittings for Rosalba Carriera, while also studying and following an intense devotional programme. Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, curator and specialist in Dresden court culture, introduces us to Venetian society as seen through his travel diaires and other eyewitness accounts.

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