Sacred Heart of Jesus Deluxe Canvas Print by Pompeo Batoni
Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787), studied in Rome under the encouragement of his goldsmith father. He adopted his style from the work of Raphael and ancient art. Beginning in 1735, He received many commissions to create altarpieces as well as mythological and historical paintings. Batoni was given the position as curator for the papal collections and was a member of Rome's intellectual and social elite.
Amongst his many achievements was to provide a series of paintings that could be used as a model for religious art. His representations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus were perhaps essential in the popularisation and spread of the devotion.
One of the best-known representations of the Sacred Heart is the small painting, designed in 1767 by Pompeo Batoni and the Jesuit Domenico Maria Saverio Calvi for Rome's Church of the Gesu. This image is a digitally reproduced print on canvas from this image. The canvas which is mounted on real wood stretchers, measures 16x20 inches in size and is framed in an ornate gold finish frame. 22 x 26 inches overall size framed.
From the Transfiguration Collection.