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La Bonne Mere: P.108-1940

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Current Location: In storage


La Bonne Mere


Printmaker: Weis, Johann Martin
Painter: Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon (Formerly attributed)




History note: Danielli; bt. John Charrington [Lugt 572], July 1935; sale (Christie's) 19 June 1940, part of lot no. 27.

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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.

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1744

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Support composed of wove paper

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Travailler à la nourriture / De sa chère progéniture, / Cela se doit absolument, / Mais on sent que la folle envie / D’un plaisir qui dure un moment / Coûte bien cher toute la vie.
  • Location: Plate lower centre, in two columns
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.108-1940
Primary reference Number: 184025
Bocher (Chardin): 1 (p.54)
Lugt: 572
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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