Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Lucca
Lucca (prov.)

Toscana

Via San Frediano 24 (in Via Anguillara)

Pompeo Batoni

Lucca 1708 - Roma 1787
Italian painter
(Wikipedia)
Carlo Dal Poggetto
1911

Lucca /  Pompeo Batoni   Lucca /  Pompeo Batoni

Description

Bronze bust on a console above a marble commemorative plaque, on the birth house of Batoni. The bust and the plaque was a gift to the town of Lucca by the sculptor.

Inscription(s)

A POMPEO BATONI
che riconducendo l'arte
allo studio dei grandi maestri e del vero
fu giudicato primo tra i pittori del sec.xviii
qui dove nacque il xxv gen. mdccviii
i cittadini
posero nel mcmxi

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 43°50'45" E 10°30'16"

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