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 Batoni, Pompeo (Italian painter and draftsman, 1708-1787) , Portrait of Duchess Sforza Cesarini (died 1765)

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Title Portrait of Duchess Sforza Cesarini (died 1765)
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Batoni, Pompeo (Italian painter and draftsman, 1708-1787)
Date Earliest about 1760
Date Latest about 1770
Description Portrait of Teresa Carracolo, first wife of Gaetano II Sforza Cesarini, Duke of Segni (1728-1776). The pendant portrait of the Duke is in the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. Some experts consider this to be a portrait of the Duke's second wife and accordingly date it 1768.
Current Accession Number 1961P37
Former Accession Number P.3761
Inscription front lr '13'
Subject portrait (Duchess Sforza Cesarini)
Measurements 97.8 x 72.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased with aid from the V & A Purchase Grant Fund 1961.
Provenance By descent within the family; P. & D. Colnaghi, 1961.
Publications Clark, A. M., Pompeo Batoni, Phaidon, 1985, p. 314, cat. 326; Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no.5, ill.
Notes The oil gilded number '13' located in the lower right corner lay on the surface of a broad area of overpaint. After cleaning, it became apparent that another '13' in yellow paint had been covered with overpaint nearer to the right edge and which lay on top of the original paint surface. The earlier '13' was removed with the overpaint.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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