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Charles Joshua Chaplin Art

CHARLES JOSHUA CHAPLIN (FRANCE, 1825–91)

Charles Joshua Chaplin’s celebrated portraits of young women are reminiscent of the 18th-century romanticism of Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88) and François Boucher (1703–70) but his subjects are nevertheless recognizable as more modern Belle Epoque women. The critical and commercial success of Chaplin’s beautifully lit portraits of sensual young women captured en déshabillé established him as one of the foremost French academic painters of the period. By the late 50s, Chaplin was being inundated with commissions from the French aristocracy requesting portraits of their wives and daughters. Empress Eugénie, the wife of Napoleon III, was also a big fan and appointed him an artist of the court. The Empress and her husband’s enthusiastic support came in handy when, in 1859, his portrait Aurora was banned by the judges of the Salon in Paris for being "too erotically suggestive". The disqualification order was subsequently overturned when Napoleon III himself sprung to Chaplin’s defense. During his lifetime, Chaplin was awarded numerous medals at the Salon in Paris and, in 1865, he was declared a Chevalier and later Officer of la Légion d’Honneur (1881). Today his works are held in the collections of the Louvre in Paris, Hermitage in St Petersburg, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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L'Extase - 19th Century French Portrait Oil Painting of Belle Epoque Nude
By Charles Joshua Chaplin
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
This is a large fine 19th century oil painting portrait of a young society beauty depicted en déshabillé by the eminent French Academic painter Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825-1891). ‘L...
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Late 19th Century Academic Charles Joshua Chaplin Art

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Oil

Beautiful Woman, The Coy Look
By Charles Joshua Chaplin
Located in Miami, FL
If Vogue magazine existed in the late 19th century, this sitter could be on the cover. The depth of her feminine beauty and sweetness is mesmerizing. She looks at you. You look ...
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1880s Academic Charles Joshua Chaplin Art

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Oil

Beautiful Woman, The Coy Look
By Charles Joshua Chaplin
Located in Miami, FL
If Vogue magazine existed in the late 19th century, this sitter could be on the cover. The depth of her feminine beauty and sweetness is mesmerizing. She looks at you. You look ...
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1880s Academic Charles Joshua Chaplin Art

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Oil

Portrait of Madame M.L. - Original Lithograph by Charles Joshua Chapli - 1884
By Charles Joshua Chaplin
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of Madame M.L. is a beautiful lithograph on brown paper realized by Charles Joshua Chaplin in 1884 as cover of the Catalogue off the "Salon" in Paris in 1884. A woman, sitt...
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1880s Modern Charles Joshua Chaplin Art

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Lithograph

La Poésie - Original Etching by Charles Joshua Chaplin - Mid 19th Century
By Charles Joshua Chaplin
Located in Roma, IT
La Poésie is a beautiful black and white etching on paper realized by Charles Joshua Chaplin around the middle of XIX century. A woman, sitting on clouds and reading a book with ang...
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Mid-19th Century Charles Joshua Chaplin Art

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Rêverie
By Charles Joshua Chaplin
Located in Paris, FR
Charles Chaplin 1825-1891, French Reverie (Dream) Oil on canvas Signed lower left Canvas: 27 1/2" high x 41 3/8" wide Frame: 35" high x 49 1/4" wide This masterpiece come from...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Charles Joshua Chaplin Art

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