Painter/Artist: Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin

French School. One of the finest painters of small and simple subjects.


STUDY OF STILL LIFE A black bottle and tumbler half filled with wine; a loaf of bread and a knife lying on a piece of paper on a table.

Signed and dated 1754.


LE BENEDICITE In a small, plainly furnished room paved with tiles a mother stands bending over a small round table covered with a white cloth, in front of which, to our left, is a little girl in a white frock seated on a low rush chair. Above her a younger girl is seated at the table. The mother is waiting to pour out the soup while her elder child asks the blessing.

No. 93 is a replica of this with slight variations.