Portrait of Joseph Bouër, Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1746

Portrait of Joseph Bouër, Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1746

pastel on vellum, h 62.6cm × w 49cm × w 8.8kg More details

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.

On display in room 1.9

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