Juste Chevillet (1729 - 1790)
PORTRAIT OF JEAN-BAPTISTE-SIMEON CHARDIN, after Chardin. Portalis & Béraldi 9i (of ii); Bibliothèque National Inventaire 38i (of ii), before letters. Engraving, 340 x 243 mm (13 3/8 x 9 9/16") plus full margins. A fine, early impression in good condition.
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699 - 1779) is considered the greatest still-life painter of the 18th century, and his canvases are coveted by the world's most distinguished museums and collectors. He also executed some fine portraits, especially the pastels of his last years. His self-portrait is in the Louvre.