About this artwork

Chardin painted a number of still lifes of kitchen utensils (here featuring a jelly pan) in the early 1730s and again in the 1750s. He was a master of the genre, always imbuing his pictures with a sense of balance and stillness. After his death, his work suffered neglect, but was rediscovered in the mid-nineteenth century, subsequently influencing artists such as Courbet and Bonvin.

Published July 2020

  • artist:
    Siméon ChardinFrench (1699 - 1779)
  • title:
    Still-life: The Kitchen Table
  • date created:
    About 1733 - 1734
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    40.80 x 32.90 cm; Framed: 56.52 x 42.55 x 8.26 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1908
  • accession number:
    NG 959
  • gallery:
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Siméon Chardin

Siméon Chardin