Jean-Baptiste Siméon


b. 1699
- d. 1779
  • France
Turnover 2023
$USD 23.136.714
Record Sale
$USD 26.833.974

Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin’s artistic path was marked by an unwavering commitment to capturing the beauty and authenticity of everyday life. Despite grappling with financial challenges, he exhibited exceptional talent from an early age, ultimately gaining admission to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1728. Chardin’s body of work predominantly revolved around intimate domestic scenes, often portraying unpretentious subjects engrossed in their day-to-day activities. His extraordinary ability to convey textures, light, and atmosphere with unmatched precision underscored his profound observational prowess. His still life paintings, in particular, elevated commonplace objects to the realm of art, endowing them with a sense of serene elegance. Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin’s artistic contributions transcend time, affording viewers an intimate glimpse into the ordinary moments of existence. His aptitude for infusing his paintings with a sense of tranquil contemplation and his mastery of technical proficiency have secured him a lasting position among the luminaries of 18th-century art. His works continue to be revered for their enduring charm and emotional resonance.


Record Sale

Jean-Baptiste Siméon CHARDIN (1699-1779)
Le panier de fraises des bois

38 x 46 cm

Maîtres anciens & du XIXe siècle, 23 mar 2022
Paris, France

Lot # 15
Hammer price: $ 22,562,136
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 26,833,974
Estimate: $ 13,207,104 – $ 16,508,880

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