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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.217
People
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French (Paris 1699 - 1779 Paris)
Previously Attributed to Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French (Paris 1699 - 1779 Paris)
Title
Blind Beggar
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
18th century
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230383
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
29.8 x 23 cm (11 3/4 x 9 1/16 in.)
Provenance
Vassal de Saint-Hubert, sold; his sale [Remy, Paris, January 17, 1774]; to Barrois. Levis-Mirepois, confiscated December 7, 1794. Charles-Nicolas Duclos-Dufresnoy, sold; his sale [A. T. Baudouin, Paris] August 18, 1795. [Rene Gimpel,] until 1911, sold; to John W. Simpson, NY. [ Wildenstein] until March 7, 1934, sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, until 1943, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.217
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990)

Pierre Rosenberg, Shop Talk: Studies in Honor of Seymour Slive, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1995), pp. 211-215, 391-393; repr. pp. 391-393.

Colin B. Bailey, Patriotic Taste: Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2002), p. 149, repr. as fig. 132

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Isabelle Graw, Painting beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-medium Condition, Sternberg Press (Berlin, 2016), pp. 43-48, repr. p. 44

Exhibition History

Masterpieces of European Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/22/1985 - 09/15/1985

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