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Don José Moñino y Redondo, Conde de Floridablanca

A work made of oil on canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on canvas.


c. 1776


Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian, 1708–1787)

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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.


On View, Gallery 217


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Pompeo Girolamo Batoni


Don José Moñino y Redondo, Conde de Floridablanca


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


99.7 × 75 cm (39 1/4 × 29 5/8 in.)

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Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

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