Portrait of the Son of M. Godefroy, Jeweller, Watching a Top Spin
 (also known as Child with Top)
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - circa 1737-1738
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This picture was exhibited at the Salon of 1738 and was a pendant to 'The Young Man with a Violin' (Musée du Louvre) of the same date. Both pictures were actual portraits as well as being genre paintings, and they go to show that Chardin's work cannot always be classified with complete accuracy. It was not until late in life, however, that Chardin turned to pure portraiture.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: circa 1737-1738
Artist age:Approximately 39 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 67 cm (26.38 in.), Width: 76 cm (29.92 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 27 December 2011.
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