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


Oil on canvas, 138 x 100 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The companion-piece of the painting, Time Orders Old Age to Destroy Beauty, is in the National Gallery, London. The two paintings, commissioned by Bartolomeo Talenti, are mentioned together in a letter of the artist (now in the archive at Lucca).