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Attributed to Batoni, Pompeo (Italian painter and draftsman, 1708-1787) and studio, Head of a Girl

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Title Head of a Girl
Alternative Title The Virgin Annunciate
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to Batoni, Pompeo (Italian painter and draftsman, 1708-1787) and studio
Previously attributed to manner of Dolci, Carlo (Italian painter, 1616-1687)
Date Earliest 1741
Date Latest possibly about 1800
Description The Head of a Girl is a full-scale copy of the Virgin Annunciate (Galleria Sabauda, Turin) by the Roman painter Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787), dated c. 1741. There is another almost identical version (Louvre, Paris). The Madonna in The Virgin Annunciate is based on the same figure in The Holy Family (Count Cesare Merenda Farneti, Forli); here with the Christ child on her lap and Joseph in the background. Many versions of this 'type' exist indicating the popularity of this image. Batoni who trained in his father's goldsmith's workshop, only started his painting career in 1727 in Rome where he made copies after the Renaissance masters, selling them to pay for his training. Three of his sons become assistants in his workshop and may be responsible for some of the copies after Batoni's prototypes. He became one of the Italian painters most popular with Grand Tourists and is best known for his portraits.
Current Accession Number 916
Subject religion (Virgin?); figure
Measurements 49.6 x 38.2 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by T. Graham Young 1900.
Publications Catalogue Descriptive and Historical of the Pictures in the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum Kelvingrove, compiled by James Paton, Superintendent of the Corporation Museums and Art Galleries, Glasgow, 1902, n. 270, p. 44 as by Carlo Dolci, 1616 1686, Italian Florentine; Catalogue Descriptive and Historical of the Pictures and Sculpture in the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Compiled by James Paton, Superintendent of all the Corporation Museums and Art Galleries. Ninth edition, Glasgow, 1903, n. 270, p. 49 as by Carlo Dolci, 1616 1686, Italian Florentine; Catalogue (Illustrated) of the Old Masters Dutch, Flemish, Italian 1500-1700, Introduction by T.C.F. Bratchie, Corporation of Glasgow, Art Galleries and Museums, Kevingrove, Glasgow 1922, p. 367 as by Carlo Dolci, 1616-1686, Italian-Florentine; Catalogue Descriptive and Historical of the Pictures in the Glasgow Art Galleries and Museums, Introduction by James Eggleton, Glasgow, 1935, p. 85 as by Carlo Dolci, 1616-1686, Italian-Florentine; Catalogue of Italian Paintings with which is included a small group of Spanish Pictures, Illustrations, Introduction by George Buchanan, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1970, p. 33, repr. b/w, as by Studio of Pompeo Batoni, 1708-1787, Italian-Roman, as The Virgin Annunciate;
Notes There is one other version thought by Clark to be the only one by Batoni (Louvre, oil on canvas, 4.0 x 36 cm) as well as 12 copies known; see Clark, A. M., Pompeo Batoni: A Complete Catalogue of his Works with an Introductory Text, Bowron, P. ed., Oxford, pp. 223-24, pl. 51.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Dr Erma Hermens
 

 

 

 

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