Self Portrait with Eyeshade
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This is an image of Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin.
This portrait was exhibited at the Salon of 1775 and was the pendant to the portrait of Chardin's second wife which he painted in the same year. He had given up portraiture in 1743 and only took it up again in the final years of his life. In this work are rare qualities of truthfulness and modesty which rival those of Rembrandt's later portraits.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1775
Artist age:Approximately 76 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 46 cm (18.11 in.), Width: 38 cm (14.96 in.)
Medium: Drawing - pastel
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 29 December 2011.
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