The sitter has been identified as Richard Milles of Nackington, (about 1735 - 1820), Member of Parliament for nearby Canterbury from 1761-80. Milles probably sat for this portrait when he was in Rome during his Grand Tour. He points to a map inscribed with the place name 'Grisoni', a Swiss Canton which he probably visited on his way to Italy. The classical bust of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius alludes to the sitter's interest in classical antiquity. Batoni painted a half-length portrait of Milles and a miniature on ivory (the latter in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge).

The mood of the portrait is one of assurance and ease, created by the artist to dignify the sitter.

Product Code NG6459
artist Pompeo Girolamo Batoni
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