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dc.contributor.authorBatoni, Pompeo (Italian painter and draftsman, 1708-1787)
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-07T08:56:34Z
dc.date.available2008-04-07T08:56:34Z
dc.date.createdc. 1758-60
dc.date.issued1984-06-05
dc.identifier.citationSotheby's, 5 July 1984, no 272en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/15978
dc.descriptionPompeo Batoni was a highly fashionable painter in Rome in 18th century. He was greatly in demand for portraits, particularly by the British traveling through Rome as part of their "Grand Tour". There are records of over 200 portraits by Batoni of visiting British patrons. 'This portrait includes one of Batoni's favourite views, that of the Colosseum, seen from the same angle as in his portrait of Sir Gregory Page-Turner, Bart., which is dated 1768. An unusual feature is the inclusion of a small bronze statuette after the antique, something which is apparently unique in Batoni's portraits. The small bronze, probably the work fo Zoffoli, is a copy of the celebrated 'Venus de'Medici' which was sent to Florence from Rome in 1677 and placed in the 'Tribuna' of the Uffizi by 1688. It is seen prominently in Zoffany's famous picture of the 'Tribuna'. The 'Venus de'Medici' was one of the most revered antique statues in the eighteenth century and copies of it in various media were immensely popular.'(Sotheby's)en
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dc.format.mediumoil paint (pigmented coating)en
dc.format.mimetypeimage/jpeg
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.lcshArt, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshArt, Italian 18th centuryen
dc.subject.lcshPortrait painting, Italianen
dc.subject.lcshClothing and dress History 18th century.en
dc.subject.lcshRome (Italy) In arten
dc.subject.lcshSculpture, Italian 17th century.en
dc.subject.lcshColosseum (Rome, Italy)en
dc.subject.lcshEducation in arten
dc.subject.lcshGrand tours (Education) Early works to 1800.en
dc.subject.lcshUpper class Great Britain History 18th century.en
dc.subject.lcshStatues in arten
dc.titlePortrait of a Noblemanen
dc.typeImageen
dc.contributor.roleartisten
dc.coverage.cultureItalianen
dc.coverage.cultureIrishen
dc.format.extentdimensions98 cm x 79 cm
dc.format.supportcanvasen
dc.subject.period18th century
dc.type.workpaintingen


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