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

The Prayer before Meal

before 1740
Oil on canvas, 49 x 41 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This well-known painting by Chardin exists in several versions. The original painting was offered to Louis XV in 1740. The painting shown here belonged to the artist until his death.

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