Work, rest and play: Women and children in prints after Chardin
In 1733 the Parisian artist Jean-Siméon Chardin, who had made his name as a painter of ‘animals, cookware and various vegetables’, began to paint domestic interiors containing women, children and servants. The paintings were an immediate hit, and engravings reproducing certain works soon became available for purchase. This exhibition investigates the appeal of Chardin’s familial imagery for the 18th-century public, and takes a close look at the skill of the printmakers who interpreted his canvases into graphic art.
Tue 6 September 2011 to Sun 4 March 2012
Charrington Print Room (16)