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Don José Moñino y Redondo, Conde de Floridablanca

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1776

Artist:

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian, 1708–1787)

About this artwork

In addition to executing portraits of prominent travelers in Rome, Pompeo Batoni often painted important ambassadors and diplomats to the Vatican. The Count of Floridablanca, a brilliant lawyer and author of texts on jurisprudence, served as King Charles III of Spain’s ambassador to the Holy See between 1772 and 1776. He probably posed for Batoni in the months before he was recalled to Charles’s court. Here, the dignified Floridablanca, who wears the Spanish Order of Isabella the Catholic, appears to have been momentarily interrupted from reading a letter.

Status

On View, Gallery 217

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni

Title

Don José Moñino y Redondo, Conde de Floridablanca

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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1771–1781

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

99.7 × 75 cm (39 1/4 × 29 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1974.386

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