Jean-Etienne Liotard 1702- 1789

Lady Fawkener

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Artist

Jean-Etienne Liotard 1702- 1789

Title

Lady Fawkener

Date

About 1760

Medium

Pastel on vellum

Dimensions

h x w: 736 x 588 mm

Reference

CVCSC:0288.B

Collection

British Portraits

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The sitter is Harriet Churchill, the wife of Sir Everard Fawkener, English Ambassador to Constantinople (now Istanbul) from 1737 to 1746. Fawkener and the Swiss pastel painter had become acquainted in the Turkish capital, where the artist produced portraits for members of the British colony. In the mid-1750s the two met again in London, where this delicate portrait is thought to have been produced.

Jean-Etienne Liotard Lady Fawkener About 1760 © Compton Verney