Portrait of Princess Benedetto Giustiniani
- Art Funded
- 74 x 61 cm
He was related to the Princess. Batoni was 77 when he painted the portraits, which have been compared to those of Goya in their almost cruel characterisation. The Princess's likeness is particularly penetrating, although the tragic loss of two of her children two years earlier may account for her looking much older than her real age of 44.
William Constable; anon,. sale, Christie's, 1953; Antony Clark; Christie's, July 1978.