Woman Drawing Water from a Water Urn
  • Woman Drawing Water from a Water Urn

    TitleWoman Drawing Water from a Water Urn
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on oak
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 37,6 x 42 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 55 x 60 x 7 cm
  • DatingSigned 1733 or 1735
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jean Siméon Chardin, French, born 1699-11-02, dead 1779-12-06
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 781
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1866 from Kongl. Museum (1771 Adolf Fredrik)
  • Description
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    Carl Gustaf Tessin purchased this work and its complement, The laundress, on behalf of Crown Prince Adolf Fredrik and Lovisa Ulrika at a Paris auction. Several of the objects depicted came from Chardin’s home, such as the copper cistern. Here, however, we see everyday chores in a kitchen far away from the rooms occupied by the master and mistress. The beautiful rendering of the contrast of the colours and textures has been compared with works by Flemish masters such as Teniers the younger.