The Crowning of Esther

Jean-Étienne Liotard, Charles-André van Loocirca 1750s

The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum

Fan with carved, pierced and gilt mother of pearl sticks, backed with burgau.

The double leaf is painted on the recto with a coronation scene including figures dressed in traditional attire. The female figure being crowned bears a close resemblance to paintings of Madame de Pompadour (mistress of Louis XV of France) by Van Loo and Liotard. The verso is painted with a female figure in a landscape.

Liotard, J. (1702 – 1789)
A Swiss artist renowned for works in pastel and portraits of several of Europe’s Royal families during the Eighteenth Century. Van Loo, C. (1705 – 1765) French painter named first painter to King Louis XV in 1762.  He is famed for historical, allegorical, and religious and genre painting.

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  • Title: The Crowning of Esther
  • Creator: Van Loo (painter), Liotard (painter)
  • Date Created: circa 1750s
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: 30.5 cm
  • Type: Fan
  • Medium: p