Home Scene 1744

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (2 November 1699 – 6 December 1779)


A lovely domestic scene, you can almost listen in to the conversation.  The numerous details: pewterware, tin canister, redware bowl,  bottles, bowls, food, girls clothing, pudding cap, toy drum,  long handled pan, round metal brazier.   What is that hanging on the wall?

4 thoughts on “Home Scene 1744”

  • Looks like a wok hanging on the wall! Definitely looks metal.

  • Jennifer Emmons March 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Or perhaps a colander or strainer of some sort...

  • Jennifer Emmons March 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    The younger girl appears to be wearing a "pudding cap" - I made one a long time ago for our son when we were with a Rev War group but I could never get him to keep it on. (He's now 17 and a high school senior, but still loves re-enacting)

  • That would be a young man in a pudding cap - still not breeched. His portrayal with a toy drum is indicatie of his gender.

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