Jean-Siméon Chardin - Soap Bubbles

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 427
Philip Conisbee, French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, Washington; Princeton, N.J., 2009, nr. 12


Provenance

Probably Adolphe Eugéne Gabriel Roehn (1780-1867), Paris, by 1845
Laurent Laperlier (1805-1878), Paris and Mustapha, Algeria, by 1860
his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11-13 April 1867, 1st day, nr. 10
purchased by Biesta
with Gimpel and Wildenstein, New York and Paris
sold 1905 to John Woodruff Simpson (1850-1920), New York
by inheritance to his widow, Katherine Seney Simpson (died 1943), New York
gift 1942 to NGA


Other works by Jean-Siméon Chardin


Jean-Siméon Chardin The Good Education
The Good Education
c. 1753

Jean-Siméon Chardin A Bowl of Plums
A Bowl of Plums
c. 1728

Jean-Siméon Chardin Still Life with a White Mug
Still Life with a White Mug
c. 1764

Jean-Siméon Chardin The Attentive Nurse
The Attentive Nurse
1747

Jean-Siméon Chardin
Soap Bubbles
c. 1733/34
93 x 74.6 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left on windowsill in dark brown paint: J.S. Chardin
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Gift of Mrs. John W. Simpson