Painting of the Italian painter Pompeo Batoni “Portrait of the Marquis of John Montermer”. The size of the portrait is 97 x 67 cm, canvas, oil. Thanks to the artist Pompeo Batoni in England and Ireland, there was a fashion for the so-called portraits of the “Big Tour”. A great tour was the tradition, popular among the British nobility of those years, to travel around Europe.
When visiting Italy, British travelers did not miss an opportunity to order in Rome Batoni portraits, in which the artist portrayed against the background of antique vases, statues, sarcophagi, columns. Such portraits Pompeo Batoni created more than two hundred, and the more they appeared in English private collections, the more popularity this genre acquired in Great Britain.