Woman Sealing a Letter
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This painting was exhibited at the Place Dauphine, Paris in 1734 and at the Salon in 1738. It is based on a picture by the Dutch artist Nicolaes Maes and shows Chardin's first type of genre (domestic scene) work. There is a certain Baroque quality in the curtain drape and the arrested attitude of the woman. The handing is characterized by bravura and dash.
Owner/Location: Schloss Charlottenburg  (Germany - Berliln)
Dates: 1733
Artist age:Approximately 34 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 146 cm (57.48 in.), Width: 147 cm (57.87 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 27 December 2011.
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