Oil/canvas, 56 x 46 cm, slightly rest., relined. - Exhibition: Gallery Charpentier, Paris, 1948, "Chevaux et cavalier". - Battle, figure a. landscape painter, brother of the well-known lady-killer Giacomo C., as a child he moved to Venice with his family, was trained in the workshops of G. Guardi, A. Joli a. F. Simonini, after 1757 he established himself in Paris as one of the leading painters, became member of the academy a. "peintre du roi" in 1763, leaving large debts he fled to Vienna in 1783 where he was able to carry forward his success a., by the medium of Prince Ligne, worked among others for Catherine the Great. - Mus.: Paris (Louvre), New York (Metrop. Mus.), Moscow (Pushkin Mus.), Wien (Kunsthist. Mus.) a. others. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.