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image of Soap Bubbles Jean Siméon Chardin (artist)
French, 1699 - 1779
Soap Bubbles, probably 1733/1734
oil on canvas
overall: 93 x 74.6 cm (36 5/8 x 29 3/8 in.) framed: 116.2 x 97.8 x 11.4 cm (45 3/4 x 38 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mrs. John W. Simpson
1942.5.1
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From the Tour: 18th-Century France — Chardin and Portraiture
Object 1 of 11

Exhibition History

1739
Possibly Salon, Paris, 1739, no. 8.
1849
[loan exhibition], Association des Artistes, Galerie Bonne-Nouvelle, Paris, 1849, no. 8.
1860
Exposition de tableaux de l'école français, tirés de collections d'amateurs, Galerie Martinet, Paris, 1860, no. 352 in supplement to the catalogue.
1920
Loan Exhibition of Old Masters, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1920, no. 1.
1934
A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, 1934, no. 134.
1936
The Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition of the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Official Art Exhibit of the Great Lakes Exposition, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1936, no. 56, repro.
1939
Masterpieces in Art. European Paintings and Sculpture from 1300-1800, New York World's Fair, May-October 1939, no. 38, repro.
1939
The Sources of Modern Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (organized by The Institute of Modern Art, Boston); Wildenstein & Co., New York, March-May 1939, no. 2, repro. (shown only in Boston).
1979
Chardin 1699-1779, Grand Palais, Paris; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1979, no. 59, repro.
1990
Masterpiece in Focus: Soap Bubbles by Jean Siméon Chardin, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1990-1991, unnumbered brochures for LA and NGA. NGA exhibition title differed slightly.
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. 33, repro.
2010
Chardin: il pittore del silenzio, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara; Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2010-2011, no. 31, repro.

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