1755 or 1756 Earliest:
Dimensions Description: 57.2 x 47 cm.
(22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches)
Value:57.2 Unit: cm Type:
Value:47 Unit: cm Type:
and Controlled lists
Materials and Techniques
Description: pastel on vellum
Role: medium vellum
Role: support Technique Implement: stump
Maria Frederike van Reede-Athlone
(Dutch aristocrat, born 1749)
Text: Liotard exhibited remarkable skill
in the difficult medium of pastels, which he preferred
when creating portraits of children. Surfaces, textures,
and volume are described with subtle gradations of color.
At the time he was working on this picture, portraits
of children were becoming very popular in Western Europe.
Citation: J. Paul Getty Museum online
Page: accessed 10 February 2004
Repository Name/Geographic Location:
J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, California, United