The Copper Cistern
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - circa 1733-1735
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This cistern or fountain appears in other works by Chardin, notably the picture entitled 'The Fountain' of the same date (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm). In this picture the typical Chardin surface texture is beginning to appear, when the paint appears like gritty and unpolished marble. It is achieved by the expert manipulation of 'dragged' and 'scumbled' paint and the use of thick layers of colour.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: circa 1733-1735
Artist age:Approximately 36 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 28.5 cm (11.22 in.), Width: 23 cm (9.06 in.)
Medium: Painting
Oil on oak
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 27 December 2011.
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