Robert Clements, Later 1st Earl of Leitrim (1732-1804)

Pompeo Batoni, Italian, 1708 - 1787

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1754

Oil on canvas

Overall: 39 3/4 × 28 3/4 in. (101 × 73 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Barbara Dau Southwell, Class of 1978, in honor of Robert Dance, Class of 1977, a gift of William R. Acquavella, and the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund

P.2002.6

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

On view

Course History

REL 30, Sacred Cities: Rome, Christopher MacEvitt, Spring 2013

REL 30, Sacred Cities: Rome, Christopher MacEvitt, Spring 2013

ARTH 48, Rococo to Neoclassicism, Kristin O'Rourke, Fall 2014

ARTH 48, Art & Society in the Age of the Rococo, Kristin O'Rourke, Winter 2016

ITAL 3.01, Introductory Italian 3, Damiano Benvegnu, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

Critical Faculties: Teaching with the Hood's Collections, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 15-March 13, 2005.

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.

Exhibition of Paintings from Irish Collections, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, 1957, no. 6.

From Altarpiece to Portrait: Assembling a European Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 6, 2020.

Ireland: Art on a World Stage, 1690-1840, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, March 17-June 7, 2015.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 20, 2009-May 17, 2013.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 5, 2002.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 4-March16, 2014.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 19-March 13, 2016.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 19, 2005.

Pompeo Batoni and his British Patrons, London, Great London Council, 1982, no. 7.

Pompeo Batoni: The Best Painter in Italy, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, October 21, 2007-January 27, 2008; The National Gallery, London, England, February 20-May 18, 2008.

Publication History

Percival Wood Clement, Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements, eds. Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, 2 vol., Philadelphia: Press of Patterson & White Co., 1927, pp. 1:901-902, illustrated.

Francis Russell, "Portraits on the Grand Tour: Batoni's British SItters," Country Life, 1953, June 7, 1973, p. 1609, fig. 3.

Anthony M. Clark, Pompeo Batoni: A Complete Catalogue of His Works, ed. Edgar Peters Bowron, Oxford: Phaidon, 1985, pp. 45, 51-52, 257-258, no. 174, and pl. 162.

Exhibition of Paintings from Irish Collections, Dublin: Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, 1957, no. 6 (exhbition catalogue).

Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, Pompeo Batoni and his British Patrons, London: Great London Council, 1982, no. 7 (exhibition catalogue).

T. Barton Thurber, Twenty Years of Building a Collection: The Hood Museum of Art, Apollo (Vol. 162, no. 526), December 2005, London: Apollo Magazine, 2005, pp. 46-53, ill. p.53.

Edgar Peters Bowron and Peter Bjorn Kerber, Pompeo Batoni: Prince of Painters in Eighteenth-Century Rome, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007, 230 pp., pp. 37-40, color ill. p. 39.

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.70, no. 27.

Nicola Canta, "Soft Bodies: Masculine Beauty in the 18th Century," Acne Paper, Spring 2012, Issue 13, p. 172.

American Friends of Attingham Newsletter, 2014.

William Laffan and Christopher Monkhouse, eds., with Leslie Fitzpatrick, Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016, 288 pp., ill. p. 46.

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. 166, p. 192 (vol. I).

Published References

Ms. Journal of Robert Clements, 1754, Clements Family Archive, Killadoon, Celbridge County Kildare, Northern Ireland.

Provenance

Robert Clements (sitter); by descent in the family, about 1753-2000; sold at Sotheby's New York, lot 68, May 25, 2000; purchased by Hall & Knight, Ltd, New York and London, May 25, 2000; sold to present collection, 2002.

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