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Pompeo

Batoni

Artistic period 1751 to 1800

Nationality

Italian

Birth

1708 (Lucca)

Death

1787 (Roma)

Biography

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (also: Battoni; * February 5, 1708 in Lucca; † February 4, 1787 in Rome) was an Italian painter. Batoni is considered the inventor of the tourist portrait. He developed this type of portrait for English tourists in Rome.