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lower right in brown paint: Chardin.

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Provenance

Acquired from the artist by Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein [1696-1772], Austrian ambassador to France, 1737-1741; by descent through the Princes of Liechtenstein, Vienna and later Vaduz, until at least 1948; (Frederick Mont, Inc., New York); purchased 1 November 1950 by the Samuel H. Kress Collection, New York;[1] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1747
Salon, Paris, 1747, no. 60, as Les Aliments de la Convalesence.
1907
Chardin et Fragonard, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1907, no. 25, as Le Déjeuner préparé.
1910
Ausstellung von Werken Französischer Kunst des XVIII. Jahrhunderts, Königliche Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1910, no. 298, as Eine Köchin, eine Zitrone schälend in first ed. of cat. and Ein Küchenmädchen in third ed. of cat. (no. 22 in French ed.).
1979
Chardin 1699-1779, Grand Palais, Paris; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1979, no. 92.
1999
Chardin, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf; Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Metropolitan Mus. of Art, New York, 1999-2000, no. 65, repro., as Meal for a Convalescent or The Attentive Nurse (shown London and NY).
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. 42, repro.
2010
Chardin: il pittore del silenzio, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara; Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2010-2011, no. 49, repro. (shown only in Ferrara).
2012
Jean-Siméon Chardin 1699-1779, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, 2012-2013, no. 21, repro.

Bibliography

1929
Osborn, Max. Die Kunst des Rokoko. Berlin, 1929: color pl. VII between 184 and 185, 611.
1951
Paintings 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.
1952
Walker, John. "Your National Gallery of Art after 10 Years." National Geographic Magazine 101 no. 1 (January 1952): 74, 85, repro.
1956
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 46, color repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 355, repro.
1960
The 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.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 212, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 27
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 19, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 68, repro.
1977
Eisler, 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).
1979
Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 83, pl. 70.
1983
Rosenberg, Pierre. Chardin: New Thoughts. Kansas, 1983:16, 39, repro. pl. 1.
1983
Rosenberg, Pierre. L'opera completa di Chardin. Milan, 1983: no. 125, repro. pl. 35.
1983
Veca, Alberto. Simposio: Cerimonie e Apparati. Bergamo, 1983:149, fig. 115.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 320, no. 422, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 86, repro.
1986
Conisbee, Philip. Chardin. Oxford, 1986: 165, 169, 172, 175, 184, 195, repro. pl. 174, detail repro. pl. 169.
1986
Mittler, Gene A. Art in Focus. Peoria, 1986: 273, repro.
1991
Démoris, René. Chardin, la chair et l'object. Paris, 1991:97, 126.
1994
Roland Michel, Marianne. Chardin. Paris, 1994:160, 220-221, color repro. 223.
1995
Edizel, Gerar. "Jean-Siméon Chardin:Seeing, Playing, Forgetting, and the Practice of Modern Imitation." PhD. diss., Cornell University, 1995:143-145. repro. 44.
1996
Donahue, M. Patricia. Nursing: the Finest Art: An Illustrated History. St. Louis, 1996: repro. 21.
2001
Southgate, 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.
2005
The 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).
2009
Conisbee, 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.
2010
Ledbury, 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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