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000000 CHARDIN. o MUNICH GALLERY.
In the XVIIIth century, when the whole French School appeared to have lost sight of nature, Chardin continued to imitate it with fidelity, both in his representations of inanimate objects, and in his scenes of familiar life. It is singular that his contemporary, Hogarth, should not have mentioned him in his Observations on Painting; and should have asserted that the French School could not boast of even a middling colourist.
The artist has here represented a cook-maid interrupting her work to look steadfastly at some object, that is not perceived by the spectator. The details are all of the exactest truth, and the dress is the one commonly worn at that day. This little piece is in the palace of Schleissheim, and has been lithographied by W. Flachnecker.
Height, 1 foot 6 inches; width, 1 foot 3 inches.