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La mère trop rigide: P.804-1948

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Current Location: In storage


La mère trop rigide


Printmaker: Charpentier, Étienne
Painter: Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon (Formerly attributed)
Publisher: Charpentier, Étienne




History note: Christie's 15 October 1948, part of lot 2.

Legal notes

Bought from the Perceval Fund, October 1948.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1948)


State with Chardin's name given as the painter, not Jean Baptiste de Champaigne.

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Support composed of wove paper

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pour cette jeune Enfant ayez de l'indulgence, / Et laissez-vous toucher par son air d'innocence : / Peut-on être coupable, êtant sans jugement? / Malgré tout votre orgeuil et votre front sévére, / Climène, j'oserois affirmer par serment, / Que vous en avez assez fait plus qu'elle n'en peut faire.
  • Location: Plate lower centre, in two columns
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.804-1948
Primary reference Number: 184024
BN Inventaire (18thC): 36 I/II
Bocher (Chardin): 7 I/II (p.57)
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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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