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Creator Name: Liotard, Jean Étienne
Creator Nationality: European; Swiss
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1702 - 1789
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-Etienne Liotard
Title: Portrait of François Tronchin
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1757
Creation End Date: 1757
Creation Date: 1757
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: pastel
Dimensions: Unframed: 38cm x 46.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1978.54
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Context: François Tronchin (1794-1798), prominent in the government and society of his native Geneva, Switzerland, was also an author and patron of the arts. The inclusion of specific objects in the portrait demonstrates Liotard's desire to depict Tronchin as a collector and connoisseur.Tronchin formed an important collection of Dutch, Flemish and Italian pictures, many of which were sold in 1770 to Catherine the Great and are now in the Hermitage (St. Petersburg). The Rembrandt on the easel is in the National Gallery of Scotland.Liotard, a friend and advisor to Tronchin, was much sought after in Europe for his portraits which are striking for their truth to subject, brilliant effect, and extraordinary finish.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1978.54
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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