Portrait of Marthe Marie Tronchin

A work made of pastel on vellum.
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  • A work made of pastel on vellum.

Date:

1758/61

Artist:

Jean-Etienne Liotard
Swiss, 1702-1789

About this artwork

An admirer of Rosalba Carriera, Liotard evolved a highly personal, realist style that was not well received by the Academicians in Paris, but was welcomed in England, Holland, and his native Geneva. This portrait was made at the height of Liotard’s career in Geneva, during a period (c. 1757-63) in which he portrayed the most politically and intellectually vital individuals in that city. Liotard depicted no less than eight members of the Tronchin family, one of the most important and influential dynasties of the Swiss Republic.

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 216

Artist

Jean Etienne Liotard

Title

Portrait of Marthe Marie Tronchin

Origin

Switzerland

Date

1758–1761

Medium

Pastel on vellum

Dimensions

610 × 470 mm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1985.252

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