About the Art

All of the paintings in this website are by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699–1779). Chardin was a master of still life. He was born and raised in Paris as the son of a cabinetmaker and was largely self-taught. He is best known for his still life oil paintings of animals, fruit, kitchen utensils and documentary scenes of everyday servant life. In 1757 King Louis XV honored him with a studio and living quarters in the Louvre.

See completes works at www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org

Featured works include:

 The Housekeeper

 The Soap Bubble c. 1739

 The Washing Up Boy in the Pub

 The Scullery Maid 1738

 The Washerwoman

 The Morning Toilet

 Woman at the Cistern 1738

 “The Able-bodied Pauper Street Sweeper” is from London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew, 1861 available through the generosity of Google Book Search http://books.google.com/

 Origami Business card is by Better World Creations www.BetterWorldCreations.com

Earth from space courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio