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Les bouteilles de savon: P.88-1940

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Current Location: In storage


Les bouteilles de savon


Printmaker: Filloeul, Pierre
Painter: Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon (After)
Publisher: Filloeul, Pierre




History note: Rousseau, Paris; bt. John Charrington [Lugt 572], May 1935; sale (Christie's) 19 June 1940, part of lot no. 25.

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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 1739 : Advertised in the 'Mercure de France' December 1739, with its pendant - see P.209-1951

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Support composed of wove paper ( trimmed to platemark)
Paper Height 27.3 cm Width 19.4 cm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Contemple bien jeune Garçon, / Ces petits globes de Savon: / Leur movement si variable / Et leur éclat si peu durable / Te feront dire avec raison, / Qu’en cela mainte Iris leur est assez semblable
  • Location: Plate lower centre, in two columns
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.88-1940
Primary reference Number: 184053
BN Inventaire (18thC): 87
Bocher (Chardin): 8
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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