Taking Time

Chardin's House of Cards

Juliet Carey, Pierre Rosenberg, Katie Scott

Date Published :
June 2012
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Series :
Waddesdon Manor
Illustration :
100 color illustrations
No associated books available.


This book accompanies an exhibition at Waddesdon that will unite Chardin’s four paintings of a boy with a house of cards for the first time (loans come from the Musée du Louvre, Paris; National Gallery, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC), allowing us to examine Chardin’s treatment of the subject in the context of his fascination with themes of play, childhood and adolescence.