Description Depicted here in ceremonial costume is the powerful prince Abbondio Rezzonico (1742-1810), a senator of Rome and the nephew of Pope Clement XIII. The prince poses with great pomp. The avoidance of eye contact with the beholder excludes any possibility of informality; the painting was probably intended for a public setting. For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 417, pp. 528-529.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalouge: no. 513, as Mengs]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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