(b. 1708, Lucca, d. 1787, Roma)
The Countess of San Martino1785
Oil on canvas, 99 x 74 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Batoni's portraits, such as that of the Countess of San Martino, endow the sitter with great dignity, monumentality and elegance, combining lively colour and strong characterization.