- Also known as
Jean Étienne Liotard
primary name: Liotard, Jean Étienne
- individual; painter/draughtsman; Swiss; Male
- Life dates
- Painter, pastellist, and occasional miniaturist; b. Geneva 1702; d. there 1789; trained in Paris under Massé; left Paris 1735 in suite of the French ambassador to Naples; in Rome met Sir William Ponsonby (later Earl of Bessborough) and Lord Sandwich, with whom he went via Malta, Chios and Smyrna to Constantinople, where he remained from 1738 to 1742; returned via Moldavia, Austria, Germany and Italy to Switzerland. In 1746 to Paris as a portraitist, but made many voyages around Europe over next 10 years, including a period in London from 1753 to 1755 where commissioned to paint all of the children of the Prince of Wales; to Holland 1755, where he married in 1756, and henceforth based in Geneva. Returned to London 1772, and arranged a personal exhibition in 1773 and a sale of his work at Christie's in 1774; also exh. RA 1773-74.
- Humbert & Revilliod: 'La Vie et les Oeuvres de Jean Etienne Liotard', Amsterdam, 1897.
Anne de Herdt, 'Dessins de Liotard: suivi du catalogue de l'oeuvre dessiné', Geneva/Louvre 1992
Marcel Rothlisberger & Renée Loche, 'Liotard, catalogue, sources et correspondence', Doornspijk 2008