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Mademoiselle Louise Jacquet (painted between 1748-1752). Jean Etienne Liotard (Swiss, 1702-1789). Pastel. Jacquet was a respected and versatile singer who debuted at the Paris Opera House on 10 October 1738, and went on to create numerous memorable roles before retiring with a large pension in 1758.

John Hoppner (English, 1758–1810). Richard Humphreys, the Boxer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Fund, 1953 (53.113) #Olympics #London2012 | Boxing, well known in antiquity, was revived in England in the eighteenth century and afforded entertainment for all classes of society.

Portrait of Olivier Journu (1724–1764) Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (French, Paris 1715–1783 Amsterdam) Date: 1756 Medium: Pastel on blue-gray laid paper, laid down on canvas Dimensions: 22 7/8 x 18 1/2 in. (58.1 x 47 cm)