PAINTERS IN ENAMEL AND MINIATURE, STATUARIES, AND MEDALLISTS,
IN THE REIGN OF GEORGE II.
of Geneva, 1 came over in the last reign, and stayed two years. He painted admirably well in miniature, and finely in enamel, though he seldom practised it. But he is best known by his works in crayons. His likenesses were as exact as possible, and too like to please those who sat to him; thus he had great business the first year, and very little the second. Devoid of imagination, and one would think of memory, he could render nothing but what he saw before his eyes. Freckles, marks of the small-pox, every thing found its place; not so much from fidelity, as because he could not conceive the absence of anything that appeared to him. 2 Truth prevailed in all his works, grace in very____________________
[Liotard, after his second visit to England in 1772, where he remained two years, returned to Geneva, and was still living there in 1776. Füssli.—W.]