• Pompeo Batoni

    Pompeo Batoni

    Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (25 January 1708 – 4 February 1787) was an Italian painter who displayed a solid technical knowledge in his portrait work and in his numerous allegorical and mythological pictures. The high number of foreign visitors travelling throughout Italy and reaching Rome during their Grand Tour made the artist specialized in portraits. Batoni won international fame largely thanks to his customers, mostly British of noble origin, whom he portrayed, often with famous Italian landscapes in the background. Such "Grand Tour " portraits by Batoni were in British private collections, thus ensuring the genre's popularity in the United Kingdom. One generation later, Sir Joshua Reynolds would take up this tradition and become the leading English portrait painter. Although Batoni was considered the best Italian painter of his time, contemporary chronicles mention of his rivalry with Anton Raphael Mengs.

  • Portrait of Sir Henry Peirse (Pompeo Batoni)

    Portrait of Sir Henry Peirse (Pompeo Batoni)

    Portrait of Henry Peirse is a painting completed by the Italian painter Pompeo Batoni and housed in the Pinacoteca of the Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica (Palazzo Barberini) in Rome, Italy.

  • Pompeo Girolamo, Baron de Batoni (1708 - 1787)

  • Pompeo

    Pompeo is both a masculine Italian given name and a surname, derived from the Roman "Pompeius". Notable people with the name include:

  • Pompeo Aldrovandini

    Not to be confused with the Cardinal Pompeo Aldrovandi

  • Pompeo Cocchi

    Pompeo Cocchi di Pier Gentile (active 1523) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance period, active in Umbria.

  • Pompeo Di Campello

    Pompeo Di Campello (February 15, 1803 in Spoleto – June 24, 1884) was an Italian politician. He was minister of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of Italy from April to October 1867. He served in the Senate of the Kingdom of Sardinia and the Kingdom of Italy.

  • Pompeo Gabrielli

    Pompeo Gabrielli (22 August 1780 – 28 March 1861) was an Italian general and politician, the first layman to be appointed Minister in a Papal States cabinet.

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