Artist: Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin (French, 1699 - 1779).
Title: "Le pot de chambre".
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Date: Composed c1745.
Dimensions: Image size: 16 1/16 x 13 1/16 in. (408 x 332 mm).
Lot Note(s): Good condition; frame rubbing upper and lower edges; a few minor scuffs; a 1” scratch in the upper left corner and a ½” scratch near the center right edge; craquelure overall; the colors, while still fresh, would be vibrant with a gentle cleaning; the work is unframed – the frame pictured is an exhibition frame; on an old (period?) stretcher; no holes, tears, flaking. Comment(s): Chardin is generally considered to be one of the greatest still life painters. His still lifes and domestic scenes are remarkable for their intimate realism, tranquil atmosphere, and the luminous quality of their paint. His oeuvre in oil is small, estimated to number approximately 200 paintings. [18227-15-24000]