The Diligent Mother | Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: The Diligent Mother

March 23, 2013

The Diligent Mother

Jean-Siméon Chardin,  The Diligent Mother. 1740, painting.  Musée du Louvre.
The dilligent mother at work.  What is your favorite part of this painting? I bet most people will say the dog (an 18th century dog of course!) but check out her equipment!


  1. Hello, new follower here!!! I found your blog and very glad I did. It's a beautiful picture and the shoes are very cute. Greetings

  2. I adore the shoes! I was just telling my family that robin's egg blue is my new favorite color. :D

  3. I love your blog! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award: