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Allegory of Peace and War

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

1776

Artist:

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian, 1708–1787)

About this artwork

Pompeo Batoni’s grand portraits and numerous religious and historical commissions established him as the leading Roman painter of his day. He painted Peace and War on his own initiative, without a commission, attracting critical praise for the work’s graceful invention. It combines elements of Rococo softness and eroticism with the newly fashionable Neoclassical style. War, represented by the god Mars, is restrained by a personification of peace, who bears an olive branch.

Status

On View, Gallery 218

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni

Title

Allegory of Peace and War

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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1776

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed and dated: POMPEO DE BATONI PINXIT ROMAE 1776

Dimensions

136 × 99 cm (53 1/2 × 39 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Old Masters Society

Reference Number

1998.152

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