Show me:
and
Clear all filters

  • 32 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 24 items Explore
  • 47 items
  • 92 items
  • 3,525 items Explore
  • 89 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 1 items
  • 41 items
  • 9,885 items Explore
  • 209 items Explore
  • 1,211 items Explore
  • 7,418 items Explore
  • 4,946 items Explore
  • 75 items Explore
  • 101 items Explore
  • 9,348 items Explore
  • 13,022 items Explore
  • 3,177 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 120 items Explore
  • 2,035 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 4,668 items Explore
  • 24 items Explore
  • 440 items Explore
  • 18,110 items Explore
  • 34 items Explore
  • 1,917 items Explore
  • 959 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 4,901 items Explore
  • 406 items Explore
  • 29 items
  • 923 items Explore
  • 1 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 9 items
  • 15,838 items Explore
  • 787 items Explore
  • 11 items
  • 70 items Explore
  • 33 items
  • 798 items
  • 20 items
  • 61 items
  • 28 items
  • 303 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 44 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 2 items
  • 134 items
  • 2 items
  • 107 items Explore
  • 116 items
  • 897 items Explore
  • 834 items
  • 91 items
  • 27 items
  • 7 items
  • 23,231 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,370 items Explore
  • 1,497 items Explore
  • 352 items
  • 192 items Explore
  • 7,647 items Explore
  • 8,913 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1 items
  • 39 items
  • 3 items
  • 4 items
  • 5,736 items Explore
  • 5,562 items Explore
  • 4,026 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 857 items Explore
  • 859 items Explore
  • 2,490 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 312 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 2,655 items Explore
  • 20 items Explore
  • 309 items Explore
  • 726 items Explore
  • 784 items Explore
  • 476 items Explore
  • 1,053 items Explore
  • 986 items
  • 89 items
  • 125 items Explore
  • 5,179 items Explore
  • 163 items
  • 311 items
  • 7 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 23 items
  • 58 items
  • 302 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 2,830 items Explore
  • 2,447 items Explore
  • 69 items
  • 43 items
  • 17,858 items Explore
  • 1,099 items Explore
  • 138 items
  • 785 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 1 items
  • 145 items Explore
  • 18 items
  • 23 items
  • 252 items
  • 311 items
  • 851 items Explore
  • 1,893 items
  • 290 items Explore
  • 1,732 items
  • 2,101 items
  • 6 items
  • 2 items
  • 2 items
  • 3,686 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 29,677 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,052 items Explore
  • 190 items Explore
  • 7,033 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 25 items
  • 719 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 65 items
  • 157 items
  • 52 items
  • 19,306 items Explore
  • 824 items
  • 17 items
  • 2 items
  • 18,123 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 1,865 items Explore
  • 1,021 items Explore
  • 50 items
  • 420 items
  • 3,272 items Explore
  • 82 items
  • 1 items
  • 473 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 20 items
  • 90 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 68 items
  • 288 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 113 items
  • 267 items
  • 765 items
  • 717 items
  • 1 items
  • 342 items Explore
  • 459 items Explore
  • 10,351 items Explore
  • 695 items Explore
  • 5,847 items Explore
  • 19 items
  • 4,968 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1 items
  • 5,266 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 3,296 items Explore
  • 9,171 items Explore
  • 6,473 items Explore
  • 180 items
  • 19 items
  • 142 items
  • 7 items
  • 989 items Explore
  • 17 items
  • 3,562 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 1,022 items Explore
  • 195 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,486 items Explore
  • 333 items
  • 20 items
  • 698 items Explore
  • 35 items
  • 114 items
  • 3,188 items Explore
  • 12,230 items Explore
  • 2,705 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7,913 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 1 items
  • 21,314 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 38 items
  • 12,843 items Explore
  • 3,290 items Explore
  • 1,898 items Explore
  • 162 items
  • 28,878 items Explore
  • 633 items Explore
  • 415 items
  • 21,195 items Explore
  • 200 items
  • 1 items
  • 17 items
  • 30 items
  • 47 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 215 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 14,768 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 15,263 items
  • 9 items
  • 10 items
  • 13 items
  • 25 items
  • 2,808 items Explore
  • 853 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 190 items
  • 618 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 2,023 items Explore
  • 874 items Explore
  • 14 items
  • 1,780 items Explore
  • 135 items
  • 1 items
  • 46 items
  • 638 items Explore
  • 2,683 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 22 items
  • 12 items
  • 8,526 items Explore
  • 18,627 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 1,194 items
  • 170 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7 items
  • 77 items
  • 9,785 items Explore
  • 3,484 items Explore
  • 2,617 items Explore
  • 4,676 items Explore
  • 23 items
  • 55 items
  • 5,834 items Explore
  • 4,024 items Explore
  • 460 items Explore
  • 2,255 items Explore
  • 1,799 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,274 items Explore
  • 41 items
  • 216 items Explore
  • 379 items Explore
  • 5,770 items Explore
  • 8,903 items Explore
  • 1,829 items Explore
  • 2,160 items Explore
  • 3,296 items Explore
  • 8,433 items Explore
  • 72 items
  • 2,486 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 24 items
  • 51 items
  • 1 items
  • 1,718 items Explore
  • 614 items Explore
  • 60 items
  • 16 items
  • 137 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 73 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 468 items
  • 934 items
  • 4 items
  • 3,562 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 8,248 items Explore
  • 45 items Explore
  • 25 items
  • 44 items
  • 3 items
  • 12,897 items Explore
  • 1,213 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 4,819 items Explore
  • 779 items Explore
  • 1,982 items
  • 5,096 items Explore
  • 21 items
  • 12,334 items Explore
  • 1,340 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 9,546 items Explore
  • 15,886 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1,681 items Explore
  • 175 items
  • 35 items
  • 5,408 items Explore
  • 7,526 items Explore
  • 48 items
  • 11 items
  • 2 items
  • 59 items
  • 6,598 items Explore
  • 248 items Explore
  • 11 items
  • 4 items
  • 6 items
  • 4 items
  • 104 items Explore
  • 423 items
  • 150 items Explore
  • 7,312 items Explore
  • 45 items
  • 21,642 items Explore
  • 6,599 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 5 items
  • 543 items Explore
  • 325 items
  • 163 items Explore
  • 10,844 items Explore
  • 54 items
  • 16 items
  • 5 items
  • 4 items
  • 314 items Explore
  • 403 items
  • 177 items
  • 3,306 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1,228 items Explore
  • 1,856 items Explore
  • 585 items Explore
  • 20 items
  • 1,068 items Explore
  • 96 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 253 items Explore
  • 57,117 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2,626 items Explore
  • 2,601 items Explore
  • 71 items
  • 3,136 items Explore
  • 97 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 14,074 items Explore
  • 5,115 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 658 items Explore
  • 85 items
  • 1 items
  • 468 items
  • 39 items
  • 72 items
  • 29 items
  • 414 items
  • 3 items
  • 42 items
  • 1,059 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 715 items
  • 46 items
  • 8,364 items Explore
  • 9 items
  • 947 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 14,181 items Explore
  • 92 items
  • 17 items
  • 1 items
  • 5 items
  • 302 items
  • 2 items
  • 548 items Explore
  • 1,681 items Explore
  • 897 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 154 items

Select a time period

Or choose a specific year

Clear all filters

George Lucy (1714 – 1786)

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787)

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

1758 (Rome)

Materials

Oil on canvas

Measurements

1321 x 972 mm (52 x 38 1/4 in)

Place of origin

Rome

Order this image

Collection

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)

On show at

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire, Midlands, National Trust

NT 533888

Caption

This portrait was painted whilst George Lucy was on his Grand Tour. In a letter of 12 April 1758 to Mrs Hayes, a Warwickshire widow, he wrote: ‘ … I have shown my face and person to the celebrated Pompeo Battoni, to take the likeness thereof . . . these painters are great men, and must be flattered; for ‘tis the custom here, not to think themselves obliged to you for employing them, but that they oblige you by being employed.’ The picture was completed after Lucy’s departure from Rome, and was sent to Charlecote where it remains. Batoni was one of the most sought-after portraitists of Grand Tourists. He has here shown the sitter’s preoccupation with clothes to great effect, emphasising his elaborate flowered waistcoat by distorting the sitter’s body.

Summary

Oil painting on canvas, George Lucy (1714-1786) by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787), Rome 1758. A three-quarter-length portrait, standing to left, wearing a white powdered wig, blue velvet coat with gold brocaded and a long gold brocaded, flowered waistcoat, white cuffs and stock, and black breeches in a walled terrace, with a ewer of flowers, carnations on the parapet ledge behind him the the left. He leans his left elbow on the plinth of a column, holding a black hat, whilst looking towards the left and pointing downwards with his right hand. In a letter to Mrs Hayes, dated 12 April 1758, George Lucy writes from Rome: "I have shown my face ad person to the celebrated Pompeo Battoni, to take the likeness thereof; I have sat twice, and am to attend him again in a day or two. These painters are great men, and must be flattered; for 'tis the custom here, not to think themselves obliged to you for employing them, but that they oblige you by being employed. When I asked my operator what time he would require, his answer was a month or five weeks, and that he would not undertake to do me in less time..."

Provenance

Commissioned by the sitter in Rome in 1758 and paid 40 gns for; thence by family descent to Sir Montgomerie Fairfax-Lucy (1896 - 1965), who in 1945 presented Charlecote Park and its chief contents to the National Trust

Credit line

Charlecote Park, The Fairfax-Lucy Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787), artist

References

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, p. 273, no. 212, pl. 197 Lucy 1862 Mary Elizabeth Lucy, Biography of the Lucy Family, of Charlecote Park, in the County of Warwick, London, 1862, pp.103, 107 Fairfax-Lucy 1958 Alice Fairfax-Lucy, Charlecote and the Lucys, London 1958, p. 218 Charlecote Park, Warwickshire, 2005: [National Trust; Oliver Garnett], new edition 2005, p. 35, no. 75

View more details