Artist

Pompeo Batoni

Year
Luca 1708 - 1787 Rome
Price range
0 – 3,000,000 USD +
Pompeo Batoni is best known as the leading portraitist of Grand Tourists in Rome in the eighteenth century.

After Batoni’s death his reputation declined as other countries, notably England, produced more significant portraitists of their own. In recent years, Batoni’s reputation has been rejuvenated and the corpus of his work forms an important document of the cultural history of the eighteenth century.

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Selected artworks
Market

Top 3 auction prices

1,762,500 $
2011
2,507,384 $
2009
11,394,500 $
2013
Books on Pompeo Batoni

Edgar Peters Bowron, Pompeo Batoni: a Complete Catalog of his Paintings, New Haven, 2016.

Edgar Peters Bowron and Peter Björn Kerber, Pompeo Batoni: Prince of Painters in Eighteenth-Century Rome, exh. cat., New Haven, 2007.

Edmund Poole, ed., Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy, 1770, Being the Journal Written by Charles Burney, London 1969.

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