The Virgin Annunciate
possibly Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787)
Oil painting on canvas, The Virgin Annunciate, possibly by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787), circa 1746. The picture shows the head and shoulders of the Virgin, she has a head covering and blue gown, her eyes are downcast and her hands crossed in front of her breast. The original of around 1741-1742 is in the Galleria Sabauda, Turin and another good version is in the Louvre.
Acquired with Calke Abbey's contents, with the aid of a grant provided by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, thanks to a special allocation of money from the Government and transferred in lieu of tax on the estate of Charles Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1917 - 1981) to the National Trust with the house that was given by Henry Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1921- 1991), in 1984
Calke Abbey, The Harpur Crewe Collection (acquired by the National Trust with the help of the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund in 1984)
Makers and roles
possibly Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787), artist
Clark and Bowron 1985 Anthony M. Clark & Edgar Peters Bowron (ed.), Pompeo Batoni A Complete Catalogue of his Works with an Introductory Text, Oxford 1985, no. 56