Interior View of the Baths of the Seraglio, (painting)
Liotard, John Stephen b. 1702
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 101 (Sale info: For Sale).
"This is a very curious and extraordinary picture with very brilliant colouring, he applied himself with so great diligence to make himself entire master of design and colouring that he became an artist of the highest distinction. He understood the principles of perspective thoroughly, and copied the works of the most famous artists. Those English gentlemen who favoured him at Rome intended to travel to Constantinople, and thither Liotard accompanied them; but it must seem very singular, that on his arrival in the Turkish dominions, he assumed the Levantine dress, and never changed it after his return to Europe, which occasioned his being called the turk painter. He worked also in eneamel to a surprising perfection, he had an astonishing force and beauty in his tint, with a striking resemblance of his models, and an exact imitation of life and nature, in all the subjects he painted. Painted by John Stephen Liotard, called the Turk - who was born at Geneva, 1702, died ----" [P. 15-16.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.