The two new editions of the catalogue raisonné of Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin (1699–1779) offer drastic revisions to the artist’s painted œuvre. The works are no longer organized thematically, but rather chronologically, and the authors only included 406 paintings, down from the 1,237 inventoried in the 1933 edition of the catalogue.
This is the revised, edited, and enlarged edition by Daniel Wildenstein, combining material from 1933 and 1963 editions. This 1969 edition supercedes the earlier French and German publications. (An edition was also issued by the New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, CT, 1969)