1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Chardin, Jean Siméon

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CHARDIN, JEAN SIMÉON (1699–1779), French genre painter, was born in Paris, and studied under Pierre Jacques Cazes (1676–1754), the historical painter, and Noël Nicolas Coypel. He became famous for his still-life pictures and domestic interiors, which are well represented at the Louvre, and for figure-painting, as in his Le Bénédicité (1740).