(b. 1708, Lucca, d. 1787, Roma)
Hercules at the Crossroads1742
Oil on canvas, 94 x 73 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence
Batoni was one of the most celebrated painters of his time, and his works were sought after by the greatest princes of Europe. This painting was purchased by Grand Duke Ferdinando III of Tuscany in 1818.