Batoni, Pompeo (Lucca 1708-Rome 1787)

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Pompeo Batoni, Italian painter, was born in Lucca in 1708 and died in Rome in 1787. At the age of 20 he moved to Rome and studied here Raphael and ancient art, but with the orientation on neo-classicism: Enea abbandona Didone; Teti consola Achille (1747, London, Brinsley Ford Coll.); Allegoria delle Arti (Rome, Coll.Busiri Vici). Batoni obtained an international fame as a portraitist, he received the orders mostly from the English and German noble people who sojourned in Rome: Pietro Leopoldo d'Austria (1769, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Mus.), Edward Howard (1776, London, Victoria and Albert Mus.); Sir Thomas Gaiscogue (1779, Leeds, City Art Gall.).

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