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Exhibitions

The forgotten Swiss portraitist and his extraordinary pastels: Jean-Etienne Liotard at the Scottish National Gallery reviewed

There’s a truth in Liotard’s work that seeks not to flatter and is the stronger for it

8 August 2015

9:00 AM

8 August 2015

9:00 AM

Jean-Etienne Liotard

Scottish National Gallery, until 13 September

This is not the biggest exhibition at Edinburgh and it will not be the best attended but it may be the most daring. While the main gallery at the Royal Scottish Academy, commandeered as usual for Festival season by the National Galleries of Scotland, hosts a glittering exhibition of David Bailey photographs, the lower galleries offer three small rooms of Jean-Etienne Liotard.

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The exhibition comes to the Royal Academy on 24 October.

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