In this historic exhibition, the first devoted exclusively to Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) ever to be held in Japan, the museum presents a special selection of the renowned French still-life and genre painter's works.
Jean Siméon Chardin Le bénédicité (Saying Grace), v.1740, huile sur toile, Paris, Musée du Louvre.
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Overseen by Pierre Rosenberg, director emeritus of the Musée du Louvre, the event features rarely seen masterpieces such as Basket of Wild Strawberries, and Saying Grace, known to have been among Catherine the Great's favorite pictures.
Join us in this unique opportunity to savor pairs of Chardin's paintings and compare his varied approaches to similar themes as you are escorted back to the 18th century and a world of uncommon splendor.
Born in 1936. Academy of France, Ｈonorary President-Director of the Musée du Louvre. As one of the premier researchers of French art of the 17th and 18th centuries, Rosenberg has assembled international touring exhibitions to mark the 200th anniversary of Chardin's death and the 300th anniversary of the artist's birth.
- Sat., Sept. 8, 2012-Sun., Jan. 6, 2013
*Closed on Mondays (except on nat. hol., when the museum will be closed the following day), and during yearend holidays from Sat., Dec. 29, 2012 to Tue., Jan. 1, 2013
- 10:00-18:00 (Tue., Wed., Sun., and hol.); 10:00-20:00 (Thu.-Sat.)
*Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing time.
- Organized by :
- the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo,
NHK PROMOTIONS INC., and the Yomiuri Shimbun
With the exceptional participation of the musée du Louvre
With the patronage of the Embassy of France in Japan
With support from Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
In cooperation with JAPAN AIRLINES
- For more information or enquiries
- please call +81-3-5405-8686(English) or visit museum website.
- Exhibition website:
- Museum website:
- General admission:
- High school and university students:
- Advance tickets:
- ¥1,200 (general admission)
Available at Lawson Ticket (L-code: 34265), Ticket Pia (P-code: 765-212), and Webket, the museum's online ticket window, which is accessible by QR code or via the exhibition website, from June 23 to Sept. 7. Tickets can also be purchased at Store 1894 (located inside the museum and closed on the same days) from July 14 to Aug. 19; and the Tokyo Metro (commutation ticket window) from July 28 to Sept. 7.
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
Three minutes from Exit 1 of Nijubashimae Station on the Chiyoda Line of the Tokyo Metro five minutes from the Marunouchi South Exit of JR Tokyo Station or the Tokyo International Forum Exit of JR Yurakucho Station.