Venezia header - Riva degli Schiavoni

(Groom and Bride Masks)

A real couple or some joke is going on? Hard to say, but being Carnival time ...

Very often it was two men impersonating the couple, so as to have a good laugh at the others.

The same idea of the Gnaga, after all: deceive, falsify, Carnival ...

Watercolor by Giovanni Grevembroch: "Mascare"
Giovanni Grevembroch: "Mascare"
Masked Groom and Bride - watercolor (18th century)

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