The House of Cards

One version of a design repeated several times and engraved in 1743. Probably painted in 1735-6, it was exhibited by Chardin at the Salon of 1741 as 'Le Fils de M. Le Noir s'amusant à faire un Château de Cartes' (The Son of M. Le Noir amusing himself in making a house of cards).

Key facts

Artist dates
1699 - 1779
Full title
The House of Cards
Date made
about 1736-7
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
60.3 x 71.8 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs Edith Cragg, as part of the John Webb Bequest, 1925
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Further information

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