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Jean-Etienne Liotard

male / Swiss
painter, miniaturist painter, pastelist, engraver (printmaker), etcher, author
Published at the age of 97, 'Traité des principes et des règles de la peinture', in which he criticized his own way of painting and other artists (Tromans / Kabbani 2008); Painted paus Clemens XII and several cardinals, author Richard Pococke, his English patron William Ponsobu second bishop of Bessborough, Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI (Tromans / Kabbani 2008); Has also painted the portrait of nine-year-old Prince Willem V and the portrait of the Duke of Wolfenbuttel. (Scheen 1981)
Genève 1702-12-22
Genève 1789-06-12
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Twin brother of Jean Michel Liotard. He posted banns on August 5, 1756 in the Walloon church in Amsterdam with Maria Fargues from Amsterdam; They got married there on August 22, 1756. Ancestor of Johanna Victoire Liotard, who inherited part of his legacy (see RKDartists & under her husband's name: Jan Willem Reinier Tilanus).
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Biographical information
Genève: opleiding
was trained here as a miniature painter(Tromans/ Kabbani 2008)
Parijs: opleiding
was trained here as a miniature painter (Tromans/ Kabbani 2008)
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, history (as a genre), allegory, landscape (as genre), orientalism, portrait, still life
enamel (coating)
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Williams 2012
Creation date: 1992-01-12; Last modified date: 2020-09-28


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