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Small Exhibition: Women and Children in Prints after Chardin

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on January 8, 2012

From the Fitzwilliam:

Work, Rest and Play: Women and Children in Prints after Chardin
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 6 September 2011 — 4 March 2012

In 1733 the Parisian artist Jean-Siméon Chardin, who had made his name as a painter of ‘animals, cookware and various vegetables’, began to paint domestic interiors containing women, children and servants. The paintings were an immediate hit, and engravings reproducing certain works soon became available for purchase. This exhibition investigates the appeal of Chardin’s familial imagery for the 18th-century public, and takes a close look at the skill of the printmakers who interpreted his canvases into graphic art.

Charrington Print Room (16)

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