Painting of the Italian painter Pompeo Batoni “Portrait of Princess Hyacinth Orsini”. The size of the portrait is 137 x 100 cm, canvas, oil. The painting depicts a representative of one of the most ancient families of Italy, Hyacinth Orsini Ludovisi. Orsini, noble Roman family. To the family of Orsini belonged five Roman popes, a lot of cardinals and condottieri.
Orsini was in a long hostility with the family Colonna. Pompeo’s portraits of Batoni are characterized by a great tonal sophistication, thoroughness of pictorial techniques and variety, rather than religious, mythological and historical paintings of the artist. In his portraits, Batoni tried to combine the features of the baroque ceremonial composition and elements of the neoclassical style.