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The Fountain

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.




Charles-Nicholas Cochin (French, 1715-1790)
after Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin (French, 1699-1779)

About this artwork

In 1752 Charles Nicholas Cochin became the guardian of the King’s drawing collection and in 1755 the secretary of the Royal Academy, where he worked closely with the still-life and genre artist Jean Simeon Chardin to hang the annual Salons.


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Prints and Drawings


Charles-Nicholas Cochin, the younger


The Fountain


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1739


Engraving on paper


Plate: 28 × 31.2 cm (11 1/16 × 12 5/16 in.); Sheet: 38.9 × 51.4 cm (15 3/8 × 20 1/4 in.)

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Elizabeth Gott Templeton Endowment

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