Jean-Etienne Liotard at the Royal Academy of Arts


Jean-Etienne Liotard, L'Ecriture, 1752. Pastel on six sheets of blue paper, 81 x 107 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (c) Schloß Schoenbrunn Kultur - und Betriebsges.m.b.H. Pinterest


Explore the work of one of the most in demand portraitists from the age of Enlightenment in Europe with Jean-Etienne Liotard at the Royal Academy of Arts.

The 18th-century Swiss artist travelled extensively across Europe and the Orient, including London where he exhibited at the Royal Academy. After spending several years living and working in the Near East, he adopted the Oriental dress which earnt him the nickname of The Turk. His precise and vivid style reflected the cultural curiosities of the day in lifelike detail, often in his distinctive pastel style, and he became one of the most famous portrait artists of his day, commissioned to paint portraits for the British, French and Austrian royal families.

This is the first UK retrospective exhibition of Liotard’s work and features more than 70 of his striking paintings from all over the world.


Venue Details & Map

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
+44 (0)20 7300 8000
Public transport:
Tube: Piccadilly Circus/Green Park Train: Victoria Piccadilly Circus: walk down Piccadilly towards Green Park. The Royal Academy is opposite Fortnum & Masons.

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