Description'MNS487803 The Attributes of the Arts and the Rewards Which Are Accorded Them, 1766 (oil on canvas) by Chardin, Jean-Baptiste Simeon (1699-1779); 113x145 cm; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, USA; (add.info.: Palette with brushes, atop a paint box, symbolizes the art of painting. Building plans, spread beneath drafting and surveying tools, represent architecture. An ornate bronze pitcher alludes to goldsmithing, and the red portfolio symbolizes drawing. The plaster model of J. B. Pigalle's Mercury, an actual work by a friend of Chardin's, stands for sculpture. The cross on a ribbon is the Order of Saint Michael, the highest honor an artist could then receive. Pigalle was the first sculptor to win it.); The William Hood Dunwoody Fund; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; French, out of copyright..PLEASE NOTE: The Bridgeman Art Library works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.'
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