Anton Raphael Mengs
Portrait of Pope Clement XIII
oil on canvas
134.3 x 96.5 cm (52-7/8 x 38 in)
Probably the Della Torrre di Rezzonico family [the family of the sitter], Venice. Comte General Roquet, Paris. Somzee Collection, Brussels; (sale, Fievez, Brussels, 25 May 1904, no. 359, as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo); purchased by Schartz. Vicomte Journin Aubert, Paris. Hauer Collection, Paris. Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia. Acquired 1931 in Paris by (F. Kleinberger Galleries, Paris and New York);  (Kleinberger sale, American Art Association,18 November 1932, no. 58., as Pompeo Batoni); Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] in 1932; gift to the New Orleans Museum of Art in 1934, no. 34.1.  Kleinberger Gallery stock card no. 16133, Department of European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art.