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Jean Etienne Liotard (1702-1789)

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 23 portraits
After studying in Paris, Liotard went to Rome in 1735 to paint the portraits of Pope Clement XII and several cardinals. In 1743, he portrayed Empress Maria Theresa and her family in Vienna, where his Oriental costume earned him the nickname of 'the Turkish painter'. He visited England twice, the first time from 1753 to 1755, when he depicted the Princess of Wales. He returned in 1772, and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1773 and 1774, returning to Geneva in 1776, where he spent his final years. In addition to his graceful and delicate pastel drawings he achieved distinction for his enamels and copperplate engravings. He wrote a Treatise on the Art of Painting and was also an art collector.

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D10909

Francis Levett

by Johann Christoph von Reinsperger, after Jean Etienne Liotard
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D10909

D32469

John Stuart, 1st Marquess of Bute

by John Raphael Smith, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D32469

D13244

John Stuart, 1st Marquess of Bute

by John Raphael Smith, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D13244

D33038

Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn

after Jean Etienne Liotard
line engraving, circa 1750
NPG D33038

D34373

David Garrick

by and sold by James Macardell, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D34373

D34178

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry

by Richard Houston, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, 1752 or after
NPG D34178

D2533

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, 1752 or after
NPG D2533

D33051

Princess Louisa Anne

by Richard Houston, published by Samuel Okey, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, 1754
NPG D33051

D37785

Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland

by James Macardell, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, (1754)
NPG D37785

D3578

Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis)

by Charles Spooner, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D3578

D3579

Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis)

by James Macardell, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, published 1754
NPG D3579

D5074

Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis)

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D5074

D5075

Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis)

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D5075

D5076

Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis)

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D5076

D7933

Princess Louisa Anne

by Richard Houston, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, 1754
NPG D7933

D18740

Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland

by James Macardell, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, (1754)
NPG D18740

D937

John Stuart, 1st Marquess of Bute

by John Raphael Smith, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D937

D3261

Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland

published by Silvester Harding, published by Peter Brown, after Jean Etienne Liotard
stipple engraving, published 24 November 1798
NPG D3261

D3262

Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland

published by Silvester Harding, published by Peter Brown, after Jean Etienne Liotard
stipple engraving, published 24 November 1798
NPG D3262

D17673

King George III

by Henry Bone, after Jean Etienne Liotard
pen and ink, 1811 (1759)
NPG D17673

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