Rabbit and Copper Pot
  • TitleRabbit and Copper Pot
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 59 x 56 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 87 x 76 x 9 cm
  • DatingMade 1735 - 1739
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jean Siméon Chardin, French, born 1699-11-02, dead 1779-12-06
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 785
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1866 from Kongl. Museum (1749 Tessin-Fredrik I)
  • Description
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    The brightly polished copper, the soft fur of the rabbit, the gnarled chestnuts and the fruit are all faithful imitations of nature. At the same time, the painting is a demonstration of Chardin’s “jerky style”, in which patches of colour are applied unblended, side by side. It was as a still-life painter that Chardin was elected to France’s Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1728. This painting is one of the few he did not make additional versions of.