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Sir John Chardin

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Sir John Chardin (1643–1713) was born in Paris but settled in England as a Huguenot refugee. He was a jewel merchant who travelled extensively in Persia and India, 1664–1670 and 1671–1677. His published voyages contain valuable information on the history and customs of Islam. He was appointed court jeweller and knighted in 1681 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1682. In this portrait he is seen pointing to a map of Persia.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



Sir John Chardin




oil on canvas


H 138 x W 138 cm

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Acquisition method

Presented by the sitter's son, Sir John Chardin, Bt, 1746 On loan.

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Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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