BATONI, Pompeo
(b. 1708, Lucca, d. 1787, Roma)

Hercules at the Crossroads

Oil on canvas, 99 x 74 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

The two paintings, Venus Presenting Aeneas with Armour Forged by Vulcan, and its companion-piece Hercules at the Crossroads tend towards Neoclassicism in the way they strive for clarity in its narrative presentation.