(b. 1708, Lucca, d. 1787, Roma)
Portrait of John Staples1773
Oil on canvas
Museo di Roma, Rome
In the oeuvre of Pompeo Batoni, Rococo was combined with the budding Neo-classicism. He won fame with his lyrical honeyed religious and mythological paintings, then became a favourite portrait painter of aristocrats passing through Rome during the Grand Tour, whom he often depicted surrounded with Roman antiquities and buildings.