Still Life: Tea Set  1783

by Jean-Etienne Liotard

Chinese porcelain and tea-drinking were the rage of fashionable Europe when Jean-Étienne Liotard was born. He began painting tea and coffee sets in the last two decades of his life when age, changes in taste, and his political beliefs caused a decline in requests for the pastel portraits that were his specialty. He had, however, been including fruit and porcelain still lif...
37.8 × 51.6 cm (14 7/8 × 20 5/16 in.)
Oil on canvas mounted on board
Courtesy of The Getty