Arts Everyday Living: Inside an 18th Century Kitchen—The Never-Ending Work of A Maid

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, Kitchen Maid, oil on canvas, 1738, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

French 18th century artist Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) often depicted food, whether being prepared by the kitchen maid above or individual still lifes ranging from brioches to fruit.

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