Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

Jean-Etienne Liotard
Lady Fawkener
Pastel on vellum
29 x 23 inches; 736 x 588 mm
c. 1760

Monographic exhibitions are always thrilling, giving an opportunity to view a critical mass of works by a single artist and offering the possibility to iron out questions of style, chronology and attribution. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Royal Academy’s Liotard exhibition, which is an important case in point. The show includes 74 works from across the artist’s career, with a significant concentration of pastels from the artists two London periods (1753-54 and 1773). Many of the most scintillating pastels are from private collections and have little or no exhibition history and are a treat to see. This kind of exhibition rewards repeated viewing and rumination and we look forward to living with Liotard over the next few months. 

Royal Academy of Arts
Jean Etienne–Liotard
24 October 2015 – 31 January 2016