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L’Œconome: P.104-1940

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Current Location: In storage




Le Bas, Jacques Philippe (Printmaker)
After Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon (Painter)
Le Bas, Jacques Philippe (Publisher)


History note: Colnaghi; bt. John Charrington [Lugt 572], February 1925; sale (Christie's) 19 June 1940, part of lot no. 82.

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Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, with the aid of a contribution from the National Art-Collections Fund and from E. E. Barron, August 1940.

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Method of acquisition: Given (1940) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th century
Production date: AD 1754

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Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper Plate Height 380 mm Width 272 mm
Sheet Height 529 mm Width 379 mm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Quel prodige! Une femme a des soins plus flateurs / Derobe un temps qu’elle donne au ménage. / Ce tableaus simple du vieux âge / Est pris dans la nature et non pas dans nos moeurs.
  • Location: Plate lower centre, in two columns
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.104-1940
Primary reference Number: 184011
BN Inventaire (18thC): 130
Bocher (Chardin): 39 II/II
Lugt: 572
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 February 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 February 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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