Battoni, Pompeo

Battoni, Pompeo all Italian painter, was born at Lucca in the year 1708, and studied in Rome under Sebastianl Colca and Agostino Masucci. He was nore employed on portraits than historical works. In St. Maria Maggiore is an altar-piece of the Annunciation; in the Pavilion at Monte Cavallo are five pictures, one of which is considered his best performance, representing Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter; and in the Church of St. Girolamo, there is a Madonna, with saints and angels. He died at Rome in the year 1787.

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