About this artwork

This sensitive portrait was painted for William Constable of Burton Constable in Yorkshire, who was a cousin of the sitter's mother. The Scottish antiquarian and picture dealer James Byres acted as the intermediary between artist and patron, and a surviving letter from Byres to Constable records full details of the commission. A companion portrait of Princess Cecilia's husband, Prince Benedetto Giustiniani, is in a Roman private collection.

  • title:
    Princess Cecilia Mahony Giustiniani (1741 - 1789)
  • accession number:
    NG 2369
  • artist:
  • gallery:
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    Dated lower left 1785
  • measurements:
    73.70 x 60.70 cm (framed: 98.00 x 85.00 x 8.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund 1978
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni