Portrait of Prince Edward Augustus, duke of York and Albany (1739-1767)

Pompeo Batoni

(Lucca, 1708 - Rome, 1787)
Oil on canvas 136.5 x 99.3 cm ( in.) Signed and dated on the ledge center right 'P. BATONI PINXIT ROMAE. 1764.' (AE in ligature), stamped on the reverse of the canvas 'H.S.B. 121'
Provenance
Schloss Braunschweig, by 1911, inv. no. 121; Offered for sale, Christie's, London, 21st July 1944 or 1946, lot 161, where it was likely bought in and returned to the collection of the House of Hanover; Prince Ernst August of Hanover (born 1954), Schloss Marienburg, Pattensen bei Hannover (fig. 1); His sale, ("Property from the Royal House of Hanover"), Schloss Marienburg, Sotheby's, 6 October 2005, lot 589; With Galleria Cesare Lampronti, Rome; from whom acquired in 2010; Private collection
Literature
E.P. Bowron, P. Bjorn Kerber, Pompeo Batoni, Prince of Painters in Eighteen Century Rome, New Haven and London, 2007, pp. 42, 97, 113, 174, reproduced p. 43, ill. 39
A. Clark, E.P. Bowron (ed.), Pompeo Batoni, A Complete Catalogue of his Works with an Introductory Text, London, 1985, cat. no. 273, pp. 294-5
F. Petrucci, Pittura di ritratto a Roma: Il Settecento, Rome, 2010, cat. no. 4, vol. I, pp. 164-165, reproduced vol. II, p. 398, fig. 80
E.P. Bowron, Pompeo Batoni: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, New Haven and London, 2016, cat. no. 284, vol. I, pp. 343–44
C.D. Dickerson III, in R.R. Brettell and C.D. Dickerson (eds.), From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern, Fortworth, 2010, p. 190, under cat. no. 32 and note 4

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