Bowron's achievement in this latest complete catalogue is to show the exceptional range of Batoni's painted oeuvre, throughout his long career, both as a history painter
and as a portraitist to the courts across Europe.
For a young history painter
, a rite of passage in getting oneself noticed was to present at the Salon a grande machine, a tour de force piece that would attract attention in an exhibition crammed with thousands of canvases.
His second apprenticeship was in Amsterdam under the tutelage of history painter
Pieter Lastman (1583-1633).
Later, he was apprenticed to Leiden history painter
, Jacob van Swanenburgh, for three years.
Dietrich was born in Wittenberg, Germany, the daughter of Eduard Dietrich (1803-1877), a landscape, architecture and history painter
with whom she trained, but little else is known about her life.
Luc is a history painter
for our times," said co-curator Madeleine Grynsztejn of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
In order of planned start date, the 2009 scholars are Professor Fiona Wheeler (High Court Judges and non-judicial functions); Dr Robert Cribb (state finance in the Indonesian revolution 1945-1949); Dr Tatiana Gabroussenko (North Korean propaganda from 1994 to the present); Professor Kenneth Morgan (the ABC Orchestras); Mr John Arnold (a history of Sun Books); Dr Philip Jones (winner of the 2008 Prime Minister's award for non-fiction: natural history painter
George French Angas); and Professor David Carter (Australian-American cultural relations).
In 1841, he traveled to Dusseldorf, Germany, and enrolled himself in the Royal Art Academy as a history painter
1450-1516), and to study in Amsterdam under renowned history painter
Pieter Lastman, who influenced his choice of biblical and mythologic subjects.
One of these is by the magnificently named Diogene-Ulysse-Napoleon Maillard, whose parents clearly destined him to be a history painter
He is so unusual: From being a prolific painter of Italianate landscapes from the 1620s to the early 1640s his output drops and he suddenly reinvents himself as a monumental history painter
Parry (1742-l791) was a portrait and history painter