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.
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.