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Le Château de cartes: P.89-1940

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Current Location: In storage


Le Château de cartes


Printmaker: Lépicié, Bernard
Painter: Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon (After)
Publisher: Lépicié, Bernard
Publisher: Surugue, Louis




History note: De Goncourt collection [Lugt 1089]; John Charrington [Lugt 572]; sale (Christie's) 19 June 1940, part of lot no. 21.

Legal notes

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 1743 : Advertised in the 'Mercure de France' September 1743.

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Support composed of wove paper
Paper Height 22 cm Height 28.3 cm Width 21 cm Width 27.7 cm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Amiable Enfant que le plaisir décide, / Nous badinons de vos srêles travaux: / Mais entre nous, quell est le plus solide / De nos projets ou bien de vos châteaux/ Lépicié
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.89-1940
Primary reference Number: 184049
BN Inventaire (18thC): 64
Bocher (Chardin): 11
Lugt: 572
Lugt: 1089
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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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