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The House of Cards

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Jean-Siméon CHARDIN , 1699 - 1779

The House of Cards

Date: about 1736-7
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60.3 x 71.8 cm
Acquisition credit: Bequeathed by Mrs Edith Cragg, as part of the John Webb Bequest, 1925

One version of a design repeated several times and engraved in 1743. Probably painted in 1735-6, it was exhibited by Chardin at the Salon of 1741 as 'Le Fils de M. Le Noir s'amusant à faire un Château de Cartes' (The Son of M. Le Noir amusing himself in making a house of cards).


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