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center right: Chardin / 1738


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 to Prince Franz Josef II von und zu Liechtenstein [1906-1989], Vienna and later Vaduz, until at least 1948; (Frederick Mont, Inc., New York); purchased 8 March 1951 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Salon, Paris, 1739, unnumbered catalogue.
Chardin et Fragonard, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1907, no. 22, as La Cuisiniere.
Ausstellung von Werken französischer Kunst des XVIII. Jahrhunderts, Königliche Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1910, no. 308, as Eine Köchin, Rüben schälend (no. 25 in French ed.).
Meisterwerke aus den Sammlungen des Fürsten von Liechtenstein, Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, 1948, no. 8, as Die Rübenschälerin.
Intimate Encounters: Love and Domesticity in 18th-century France, Hood Museum of Aart, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1997-1998, no. 16, repro.
Chardin, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf; Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999-2000, no. 57, repro., as The Turnip Peeler (shown only in Paris and Düsseldorf).
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. 37, repro.


Osborn, Max. Die Kunst des Rokoko. Berlin, 1929: repro. 184, 611.
Wildenstein, Georges. Chardin. Paris, 1933: 159, no. 46, pl. 34, fig. 45.
Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Interpreting Masterpieces: Twenty-four Paintings from the Kress Collection." Art News Annual 16 (1952): 128-129, repro. 123.
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): 45, 50, pl. 117, 129.
Cooke, Hereward Lester. French Paintings of the 16th-18th Centuries in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number Four in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 42, color repro. on cover.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 354, repro.
Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 180, color repro. pl. 174.
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. Treasures from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1962: 108, color repro.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 317, repro.
Wildenstein, Georges. Chardin. Zurich, 1963: 170-171, no. 168, fig. 75.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 27.
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:306, color repro.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 19, repro.
Wildenstein, Georges. Chardin: catalogue raisonné. Revised by Daniel Wildenstein; translated by Stuart Gilbert. Oxford, 1969: 178-179, no. 168, fig. 75.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 68, repro.
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 311-313, fig. 278.
Rosenberg, Pierre. L'opera completa di Chardin. Milan, 1983: no. 116, pl. 28.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 323, no. 425, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 87, repro.
Conisbee, Philip. Chardin. Oxford, 1986: 128-131, pl. 121.
Laskin, Myron, and Michael Pantazzi. European and American Painting, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts: Catalogue of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. vol.1, 1987: 74-76.
Fried, Michael. Courbet's Realism. Chicago, 1990:8-9, repro.
Démoris, René. Chardin, la chair et l'object. Paris, 1991:81, 93, 106, 125-126, detail color repro. on cover.
Roland Michel, Marianne. Chardin. Paris. 1994: 41, 44, 68, 70, 122, 160, 209, 213, 249, 261, color repro. 42.
Edizel, Gerar. "Jean-Siméon Chardin: Seeing, Playing, Forgetting, and the Practice of Modern Imitation." Ph.D. diss., Cornell University, 1995:81-83, fig. 14.
Jollet, Etienne. Chardin: La vie silencieuse. Paris, 1995: 38, color repro.
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 250, no. 199, color repro.
Démoris, René. "Inside/Interiors: Chardin's Images of the Family." Art History 28, no. 4 (September 2005): 455-457.
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. 14, 75-79, color repro.
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, Oxford, 2010: 202, fig. 9.
Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. "In Pursuit of Masterpieces: The National Gallery of Art's Acquisitions from The Prince of Liecthenstein." Artibus et historiae 42, no. 83 (2021): 317, 318, color fig. 6, 329 n.15.

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