Venus Presenting Aeneas with Armour Forged by Vulcan, 1748
Susanna and the Elders, 1751
The Countess of San Martino, 1785
Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787) was an Italian painter of the Rococo era, though as an artist, Batoni flirted more with a classicist style. In 1727, he moved to Rome where he became a prolific portraitist. In fact, if you were an English aristocrat visiting the city on the famous Grand Tour, you’d be a total nobody if Batoni didn’t paint your portrait.
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