Ferrière (1752–1839), was a Swiss miniaturist
painter of portraits in oil and pastel, and an engraver practicing
in landscape, genre scenes and trompe l'oeil. He was active in
Geneva, London and St. Petersburg.
Ferrière was born in Geneva and studied in Paris. He moved to
Britain in 1793, exhibiting miniatures in London until 1804, when
he traveled to St Petersburg and Moscow. He came back to Britain in
1817, exhibiting his strongly characterized portrait miniatures at
the Royal Academy and the British Institution. Five years later he
returned to Geneva, where he lived for the rest of his life. A
respected portraitist, Ferrière included a number of Scots
amongst his clients.