CHARDIN, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon
(b. 1699, Paris, d. 1779, Paris)

Young Sketcher

Oil on panel, 20 x 18 cm
Statens Kunstmuseer, Stockholm

Unlike such highly productive and fashionable artists of the day as Oudry and Boucher, Chardin did not draw. His Young Sketcher, seen from behind copying a large red chalk drawing, represents a somewhat ironic image of the pupil at work.