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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2016.9
People
François-Bernard Lépicié, French (Paris 1699-1755 Paris)
After Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French (Paris 1699 - 1779 Paris)
Title
The House of Cards
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Le Château de Cartes
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1743
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/354739
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching and engraving on cream antique laid paper
Technique
Etching and engraving
Dimensions
plate: 21.7 × 30.3 cm (8 9/16 × 11 15/16 in.)
sheet: 24.9 cm (9 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, left: J. N. Simeon Chardin pinxit
  • inscription: in plate, right: Lépicié Sculpsit
  • inscription: in plate, center, below image: LE CHÂTEAU DE CARTES / Aimable Enfant que le plaisir décide, / Nous badinons de vos frêles travaux: / Mais entre nous, quel est le plus solide. / De nos projets ou bien de vos châteaux. / A Paris la V.e de l. Chereau, rue S.t Jacques aus ches 2 . Pitiers d'or / Avec Privilege du Roi.
  • inscription: verso, graphite, lower left: 878787
Provenance
[Sylvie Collignon, Paris], sold; to [Hill-Stone, Inc., South Dartmouth, MA], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2016.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
IFF, vol. XIV, no. 64, pp. 405-6
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Acquisition Fund for Prints
Accession Year
2016
Object Number
2016.9
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Mercure de France, September 1743, p. 2061 [related bibliography]

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