Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Pastel—An 18th Century Child and Her Toy Dog

Jean-Etienne Liotard, Portrait of Maria Frederik van Reede-Athlone at Seven Years of Age, pastel on vellum, 1755-1756, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) was especially esteemed for his remarkable pastel portraits of 18th century humanity, across the generations.

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