Pompeo Battoni
The Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Gesù, Rome

Unlike the pattern that became universal in the 19th and 20th centuries, where Jesus points to his heart visible on his chest, Battoni's painting has him holding the heart out toward the viewer.

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.