Studies for the Figure of St. Paul in the Allegory of Benedict XIV
Pompeo Girolamo Batoni
Italian (Rome), 1708–1787
Not on View
15 5/8 x 10 5/16 in. (39.69 x 26.19 cm) (sheet)
Anonymous Gift in memory of H.D.M. Grier
Black and white chalks on light plum prepared (?) wove paper
Galippe (sold De Vries, Amsterdam, 28 March 1923, in lot 515); Dr. Fritz Hausmann; Countess Finckenstein; Miss Yvonne Ffrench, London, 1960; Anthony M. Clark. Previous to 1923 the Galippe album may have been in Britain. It was probably formed in Rome ca. 1780, possibly by the Spanish Agent in Rome, Count J.N. de Azara, and consisted entirely of drawings by Batoni and Raphael Mengs.
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