Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo – Italian Artist & Engraver

A late 19th century large KPM porcelain plaque, 'Bussende Magdalena'

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Pompeo Batoni, an oval oil painting, The Penitent Magdalene in blue cloak

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After Pompeo Girolamo Batoni oil painting. The Return of the Prodigal Son

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Pompeo Girolamo Batoni oil on canvas painting, Susanna and The Elders, signed and dated lower left on wall: P.B. 1751

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Pompeo Girolamo Batoni – Italian Artist 1708 to 1787

Batoni began his career in Lucca, working as a decorator and engraver of precious metals in the workshop of his father, an eminent goldsmith in his native town. Before he turned twenty, Batoni left for Rome, where he studied classical antiquity and produced copies after antique sculpture for the Grand Tourists. He became a highly respected history painter and celebrated portraitist, with paintings of a religious subject matter constituting only a fifth of his total output.

Information courtesy of Sotheby’s, January 2008.

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