The Smoker's Case
 (also known as Pipes and Drinking Vessel)
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - circa 1760-1763
1280 x 988 • 555 KB
In this picture are shown the objects for smoking as mentioned in the inventory made after the death of Chardin's first wife in 1737. They exemplify Chardin's fondness for the everyday objects of his domestic life. In this work there are no anecdotal or humorous undertones, just the simplest arrangement of objects on a table top, showing that in his later years his connection with the Dutch 17th century still-life school grew more tenuous.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: circa 1760-1763
Artist age:Approximately 64 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 32.5 cm (12.8 in.), Width: 40 cm (15.75 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 27 December 2011.
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