Monday, July 30, 2007
Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (aka Battoni) (1708-1787)
Italian neoclassical painter b. Lucca in 1708 d. Rome 1787. Batoni studied and worked in Rome, where he was influenced by the works of Corregio and Raphael. He is noted for his portraits of foreign visitors. Batoni is known for his Education of Achilles (Uffizi), Aeneas and His Family Fleeing Troy (Turin), and Mary Magdalen (Louvre). His other works include: Studies of a Child; 18th century Portrait of John Woodyeare Date: 1750 Medium: oil on canvas; Pope Benedict XIV presenting the Encyclical "Ex Omnibus" to the Portrait of a Young Man, ca. 1760-65; Diana and Cupid.
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