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image of The House of Cards Jean Siméon Chardin (artist)
French, 1699 - 1779
The House of Cards, probably 1737
oil on canvas
overall: 82.2 x 66 cm (32 3/8 x 26 in.) framed: 107.3 x 92.1 x 10.2 cm (42 1/4 x 36 1/4 x 4 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.90
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From the Tour: 18th-Century France — Chardin and Portraiture
Object 4 of 11

Exhibition History

1737
Salon, Paris, 1737, unnumbered catalogue.
1979
Chardin 1699-1779, Grand Palais, Paris; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1979, no. 73, repro.
2003
The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Altes Museum, Berlin, 2003-2004, no. 35, repro.
2007
Masterpieces from the World's Museums in the Hermitage: Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin's 'House of Cards' from the National Art Gallery, Washington, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2007-2008, illustrated booklet.
2012
Taking Time: Chardin's "Boy building a House of Cards" and other paintings, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, 2012, no. 4, repro.

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