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image of The Attentive Nurse Jean Siméon Chardin (artist)
French, 1699 - 1779
The Attentive Nurse, 1747
oil on canvas
overall: 46.2 x 37 cm (18 3/16 x 14 9/16 in.) framed: 61.9 x 53.7 x 7.3 cm (24 3/8 x 21 1/8 x 2 7/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
On View
From the Tour: 18th-Century France — Chardin and Portraiture
Object 3 of 11

1929Osborn, Max. Die Kunst des Rokoko. Berlin, 1929: color pl. VII between 184 and 185, 611.
1951Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 226, no. 101, repro.
1952Walker, John. "Your National Gallery of Art after 10 Years." National Geographic Magazine 101 no. 1 (January 1952): 74, 85, repro.
1956Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 46, color repro.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 355, repro.
1960The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 9, color repro. 15.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 212, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 27.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 19, repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 68, repro.
1977Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 313-314, fig. 279, as Nourishment for Convalescence (Les Aliments de la Convalescence).
1979Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 83, pl. 70.
1983Rosenberg, Pierre. L'opera completa di Chardin. Milan, 1983: no. 125, repro. pl. 35.
1983Veca, Alberto. Simposio: Cerimonie e Apparati. Bergamo, 1983:149, fig. 115.
1983Rosenberg, Pierre. Chardin: New Thoughts. Kansas, 1983:16, 39, repro. pl. 1.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 320, no. 422, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 86, repro.
1986Mittler, Gene A. Art in Focus. Peoria, 1986: 273, repro.
1986Conisbee, Philip. Chardin. Oxford, 1986: 165, 169, 172, 175, 184, 195, repro. pl. 174, detail repro. pl. 169.
1991Démoris, René. Chardin, la chair et l'object. Paris, 1991:97, 126.
1994Roland Michel, Marianne. Chardin. Paris, 1994:160, 220-221, color repro. 223.
1995Edizel, Gerar. "Jean-Siméon Chardin: Seeing, Playing, Forgetting, and the Practice of Modern Imitation." Ph.D. diss., Cornell University, 1995:143-145. repro. 44.
1996Donahue, M. Patricia. Nursing, The Finest Art: An Illustrated History. St Louis, 1996: 21, color repro.
2001Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA II: Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. Chicago, 2001: 46-47, 209, color repro.
2005The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 201, fig. 73a (not in the exhibition).
2009Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 16, 85-88, color repro.
2010Ledbury, Mark. "Embracing and Escaping the Material: Genre Painting, Objects and Private Life in Eighteenth-Century France." In Andrew Kahn, ed. Representing Private Lives of the Enlightenment, ed. Andrew Kahn. Oxford, 2010: 200, fig. 6.

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