Date(s): Oct 24, 2015 – Jan 31, 2016
Location: Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD, UK
Jean-Etienne Liotard was an artist in great demand at noble courts across Enlightenment Europe. An eccentric and distinctive portraitist, he also made carefully observed scenes of contemporary life in far-flung locales.
This is the first retrospective exhibition in the UK to be devoted to the artist. It covers Liotard’s time in Paris, Vienna, Geneva and Constantinople, as well as his two voyages to London, the latter of which included the exhibition of work at the Royal Academy. The world that his art shows us is a fascinating one: highly cosmopolitan and increasingly engaged in the cultural interchange between the Near East and Western Europe.