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    Sale 7712

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    8 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 26

    Jean Etienne Liotard (?)

    Liotard in his Studio (T. 6; R., L. R93, pp. 694)

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    Jean Etienne Liotard (?)
    Liotard in his Studio (T. 6; R., L. R93, pp. 694)
    drypoint, circa 1755, a very good impression of this rare print, printing with considerable burr, with thread margins, a minor nick in the paper surface to the right of the easel, occasional minor soft creasing, a skinned spot on the reverse at the lower left corner, otherwise in very good condition, laid at the upper sheet corners to an old paper support
    S. 147 x 185 mm.

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    Previous studies of Liotard's printed work have given this print to Liotard. However, in their recently published monograph, François Roethlisberger and René Loche argue that it is in fact by the English printmaker Thomas Worlidge (1700-66).

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    Frederik Obreen (1840-1896), first chief director of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, according to an pen and ink inscription on the mount (this impression cited in Tilanus).
    An unidentified mark verso

    Pre-Lot Text

    An important group of prints by Jean Etienne Liotard from a private Swiss collection.