Pestle and Mortar, Bowl, Two Onions, Copper Pot and Kettle
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - circa 1734-1735
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This was a pendant to the picture entitled "The Kitchen Table" and it was an early work which can be compared and contrasted with "The Silver Goblet" (Musée du Louvre). The paint is much more thickly applied and its texture is far richer and more solid, yet at the same time the surface texture of the objects presented is not overlooked. Notice the skilfull way in which the knife projects over the table top, thus breaking, what could have been, an over-dominant line.
Owner/Location: Musée Cognacq-Jay  (France - Paris)
Dates: circa 1734-1735
Artist age:Approximately 36 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 17 cm (6.69 in.), Width: 20.5 cm (8.07 in.)
Medium: Painting
Oil on oak
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 27 December 2011.
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