Portrait of Joseph Bouër, Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1746
This portrait of Joseph Bouër is the pendant of likeness of his wife Catherine Bégon. Bouër was a successful Genevan banker engaged in trade with Italy. The hand-in-waistcoat pose was in fashion in the 18th century, most notably with Napoleon and Mozart, among others. In the course of the 19th century other poses became popular, such as a hand on waist.