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L'Inclination de l'Age: P.208-1951

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Current Location: In storage


L'Inclination de l'Age


Printmaker: Surugue, Pierre-Louis de
Painter: Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon (After)
Publisher: Surugue, Pierre-Louis de



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Bought from the Perceval Fund, October 1951.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1951)


18th Century
Production date: AD 1743

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Support composed of wove paper ( trimmed to platemark on all sides)

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sur les frivoles Jeux, dont s’occupe cet âge, / Gardons nous de jetter des regards méprisons; / Sous des Titres plus imposans, / Ils sont aussi notre partage / Pesselier
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.208-1951
Primary reference Number: 184061
Bocher (Chardin): 25
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 1 August 2019 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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