The Turnip Peeler (Girl Scraping Vegetables)
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Chardin's gaze here has fixed on the most ordinary scene imaginable, a young girl scraping vegetables, yet he has given to the whole picture a monumental quality. This is one of the pictures that was acquired by the Prince of Liechtenstein when he was ambassador in France between 1737 and 1741, an example of an aristocratic patron being attracted by a bourgeois subject.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1738
Artist age:Approximately 39 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 46 cm (18.11 in.), Width: 37.5 cm (14.76 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 27 December 2011.
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