Italian, 1708 - 1787

Otway, Third Baron Desart, Later First Viscount and First Earl of Desart

Date: 1769

On August 5, 1769, the Gazzetta Toscana, the periodical that recorded the social doings of 1700s Florence, reported that “Mylord Isert,” the young British nobleman who is the subject of this portrait, had arrived in town.

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Medium: Oil on Canvas

Inscriptions: Signed and dated lower left: "Pompeo Batoni Pinxit Romae 1769"

Dimensions: H: 38 x W: 28 in.

Accession: 0015

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Portraits

Tags: Baron , Desart , Earl , Viscount

Purchased October 1, 1984 from Newhouse Galleries. From the collections of the Dysart Family, London, England, the Dysart-Tollemache family, London, England, and an American collector since 1947.