View toward the Mont Blanc Massif from the Artist’s Studio at Geneva, with a Self-portrait, Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1765 - 1770

View toward the Mont Blanc Massif from the Artist’s Studio at Geneva, with a Self-portrait, Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1765 - 1770

parchment (animal material), h 46cm × w 59.7cm × w 6kg More details

The extraordinary modernity of this ‘snapshot’ view from a window of Liotard’s house in Geneva has made it one of his most famous works. He eschews the usual pictorial conventions for landscapes, so that the work has an unusual freshness and immediacy despite its minute detail. The inclusion of a ‘signature’ in the form of a self-portrait adds an almost surreal touch.

On display in room 1.9

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