Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin

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Dittrich, Lisa

Primary Category: Visual Arts / Painting/Drawing

Genre: Oil on canvas


A woman in apron, cap, and long skirts stands at a small table, the long handle of a pot resting on her left arm. She appears to be shelling an egg for, presumably, an invalid. On the table before her is a plate with another egg on it, a loaf of bread, and a pitcher and goblet. The background is dark, and the image of the nurse and the table seem to glow warmly in contrast. The woman is intent on her task and appears unhurried.

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