Pompeo Girolamo Batoni

Recto-verso: Two apostles – Studies of various figures and arms


Anthony M. Clark, Pompeo Batoni: a complete catalogue of his works with an introductory text, hrsg. von Edgar Peters Bowron, Oxford 1985, Kat.-Nr. D153;
Edgar Peters Bowron, Pompeo Batoni: a complete catalogue of his paintings, New Haven und London 2016, Bd. 2, S. 666, Kat.-Nr. D135. (ohne Abb.).

Im Album Galippe (spätes 19. Jh.), England,
Versteigerung des Albums am 27.- 29.3.1923 bei Reiner Willem Petrus de Vries, Amsterdam, Los 516;
Yvonne Ffrench, London, 1960;
F. Kleinberger Galleries, New York;
Durlacher Brothers, New York;
Helene C. Seiferheld Gallery, New York, 1963.


The pair of figures on the front is probably a preparatory study for the two apostles at the right edge of the picture in the depiction of the incredulous Thomas (Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon, cf. Bowron 462). Verso studies for the judgement of Solomon (whereabouts unknown, cf. Bowron 16). Mounted in a collector’s mat (mask). – Paper slightly thinned in some areas. Some brown stains. Two horizontal creases. In good condition considering its age.

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