La Blanchisseuse (The Washerwoman ; The Laundress)

Charles Nicolas Cochin (the Elder), French, 1688 - 1754
after Jean-Siméon Chardin, French, 1699 - 1779



Etching with engraving on laid paper

presumably the first edition

Image: 10 1/16 × 11 3/4 in. (25.5 × 29.8 cm)

Sheet: 11 1/8 × 12 3/8 in. (28.2 × 31.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund



Cochin, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: Peint par Chardin.; titled, in plate, lower center margin: LA BLANCHISSEUSE / D'après le Tableau original, du Cabinet de M.r [r in superscript] Le Chevalier de la Roque, de 15 pouces 1/2 de Large, sur 14 pouces de Haus/ A Paris, sur le Pont Nôtre Dame, chez Cochin, a S.t [t is superscript] Charles. Avec Privilege du Roy.; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: gravé par C.N. Cochin.; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, upper left: [illegible]; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: 321 [underscored] / 11041; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 982; Watermark, lower center: [indistinct; unidentified]

Course History

ARTH 48, Rococo to Neoclassicism, Kristin O'Rourke, Fall 2014

WGSS 30.05/LACS 36, Maid in America, Francine A'Ness, Spring 2021


Susan Schulman Printseller, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2007.

Catalogue Raisonne

IFF 257; Bocher 1876 6.A

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