1699 Born in Paris.
1728 Elected to the Académie Royale as a painter of ’animals and fruits’.
1731 Chardin’s marriage is recorded.
1735 His first wife dies.
1739 The Governess is his first success at the Salon.
1744 Chardin marries again, this time to an affluent widow.
1764 He is commissioned to undertake some decorative work at the royal château of Choisy.
1779 Dies in Paris.
1728 The Skate Paris, Musée du Louvre
c1730 Still Life with a Hare Philadelphia Museum of Art
1731 Kitchen Still Life Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
1733 La Fontaine Stockholm, Nationalmuseum
1734 Soap Bubbles Washington DC , National Gallery of Art
1736 The Young Schoolmistress London, National Gallery
c1737 The House of Cards London, National Gallery
1738 The Scullery Maid Washington DC, Corcoran Gallery of Art
1739 Back from the Market Paris, Musée du Louvre
1740 Le Bénédicté Paris, Musée du Louvre
1741 La Toilette du Matin Stockholm, Nationalmuseum
1744 Grace Before a Meal Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
1750 A Vase of Flowers Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland
c1753 The Good Education Houston, Museum of Fine Arts
c1760 Still Life with Peaches, a Silver Goblet, Grapes and Walnuts Malibu, J Paul Getty Museum
c1776 Self Portrait with a Visor Chicago, Art Institute