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The Chocolate Pot by Jean-Etienne Liotard

Counted cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Fine Art 1701 to 1829 Collection.

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702 – 1789) was a Swiss-French painter. His father was a jeweller who fled to Switzerland after 1685.

He began his studies under Professor Gardelle and Petitot, whose enamels and miniatures he copied with considerable skill. He went to Paris in 1725, studying under J. B. Masse and François Lemoyne, on whose recommendation he was taken to Naples by the Marquis Puysieux. In 1735 he was in Rome, painting the portraits of Pope Clement XII and several cardinals. Three years later he accompanied Lord Duncannon to Constantinople. His eccentric adoption of oriental costume secured him the nickname of the Turkish painter. He went to Vienna in 1742 to paint the portraits of the imperial family. Still under distinguished patronage he returned to Paris. In 1744 he visited England, where he painted the princess of Wales in 1753, and went to Holland in 1756, where, in the following year, he married Marie Fargues. She also came from a Hugenot family, and wanted him to shave off his beard. Another visit to England followed in 1772, and in the next two years his name figures among the Royal Academy exhibitors. He returned to his native town in 1776. In 1781 Liotard published his Traité des principes et des règles de la peinture. In his last days he painted still lifes and landscapes. He died at Geneva in 1789.

Approx: 12" x 20" or 31 x 50 cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.

You can also choose to have this design in kit form - list of DMC threads used.

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