Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) is acknowledged as one of the finest genre and still-life painters of the eighteenth century. A short story of the life of this great artist together with sixteen (16) beautiful illustrations of his most famous works and the legend related to each. A man of humble origins who painted humble subjects, Chardin rose to become one of the most sought-after artists of his day, attracting the patronage of Catherine the Great, Frederick the Great, and the Queen of Sweden, among others. 10 1/2 x 14. Cover`s upper left corner had slight blemish mark, however cover plate and all interior text and plates are excellent.