by Pompeo Batoni
oil on canvas, circa 1766-1767
28 1/4 in. x 23 1/2 in. (718 mm x 597 mm)
Given by Mrs Frances J.W. Booth, 1923
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Sitterback to top
- Philip Metcalfe (1733-1818), Collector and patron of the arts. Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This portrait was painted by the Italian Pompeo Batoni, who specialised in portraits of British sitters on the Grand Tour in Italy. Metcalfe wears a stylish red coat and waistcoat, and holds his hat under his arm; in the background is a view of the Colosseum in Rome.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 338
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 428