William Legge, Second Earl of Dartmouth (1731-1801)

Pompeo Batoni, Italian, 1708 - 1787

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1752/53-1756

Oil on canvas

Overall: 37 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (95.25 x 72.39 cm)

Frame: 45 3/4 × 36 in. (116.2 × 91.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through gifts from Jane and W. David Dance, Class of 1940; Jonathan L. Cohen, Class of 1960, Tuck 1961; Frederick B. Whittemore, Class of 1953, Tuck 1954; Barbara Dau Southwell, Class of 1978 and David Southwell, Tuck 1988; Parnassus Foundation/Jane and Raphael Bernstein; and an anonymous donor

2007.34

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

On view

Course History

HIST 9.1, Empires and Colonies in North America, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2014

ARAB 31, Advanced Arabic, El Mostafa Ouajjani, Fall 2013

ITAL 3, Introductory Italian III, Jonathan Mullins, Fall 2013

ITAL 3, Introductory Italian III, Anna Minardi, Fall 2013

FREN 1, Introductory French I, Kelly McConnell, Winter 2013

CLST 7, The Idea of Rome, Margaret Williamson, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Special Exhibition of National Portraits, London, no. 419, 1867.

Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, March 6-June 1, 2014.

National Exhibition of Works of Art, Leeds, England, no. 24, 1869.

Kenwood, Pompeo Batoni and his English Patrons, London, no. 9, 1982.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 19, 2013-February 4, 2014.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 20, 2009-present.

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, March 17, 2016-June 30, 2018.

Canaletto's Vedute Prints: An Exhibition in Honor of Adolf Weil, Jr., Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 1-December 6, 2015.

A Space for Dialogue 66, The Illusions of Eighteenth-Century European Portraiture, Courtney Chapel, Class of 2011, The Homma Family Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8-March 11 2011.

Publication History

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 68-71, ill. p.69, no. 26.

Martin Postle and Robin Simon, eds., Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting, New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2014, 348 pp., ill. p. 250.

Edgar Peters Bowron, Pompeo Batoni; A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, in association with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, 2016, 2 vols., 728 pp., color ill. no. 192, p. 228 (vol. I).

Provenance

Elizabeth Kay, Countess of Guilford [sitter's mother]; by family descent; Sotheby's London, Important British Paintings [L07122], lot 25, June 6, 2007; sold to present collection, 2007.

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