Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 16

Charles Joshua Chaplin
L'Extase - 19th Century French Portrait Oil Painting of Belle Epoque Nude

circa 1870

$22,396.92
$27,996.1520% Off

About

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’Extase’ is inscribed by the artist verso and sold in a superb quality, newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf neoclassical frame. As one of his most popular paintings, Chaplin painted several versions of this same portrait but this is the finest example I have come across. As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Chaplin’s celebrated portraits of young Belle Epoque beauties are reminiscent of the 18th century romanticism of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) and François Boucher (1703–1770) and established him as one of the foremost French academic painters of the period. By the late 1850’s Chaplin was being inundated with commissions from the French aristocracy requesting portraits of their wives and daughters. Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, was also a big fan and appointed him an artist of the court. Her and her husband’s enthusiastic support would soon come in especially useful when, in 1859, the Chaplin’s portrait ‘Aurora’ was banned by the judges of the Salon for being "too erotically suggestive". The disqualification order was subsequently overturned when Napoleon III himself sprung to Chaplin’s defence. During his lifetime Chaplin was awarded numerous medals at the Paris Salon and in 1865 he was declared a Chevalier and later Officer of la Légion d’Honneur (1881). Today, works by Charles Chaplin are held in the collections of the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage in St Petersburg, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Dimensions: (framed) 92cm x 68cm (36¼” x 26¾”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 73cm x 49cm (28¾” x 19¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2012
1stDibs seller since 2017
90 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
Associations
LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques DealersInternational Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

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 ...
Category

1880s Academic Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Gymnasts with Rings (Figurative Painting of Two Male Athletes by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas of two male partially nude athletes on rings against a grey background "Gymnasts on Rings", Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Two Skiers (Figurative Painting of Men in Snow Landscape by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas of two men skiing down a snowy alpine landscape "Two Skiers," Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the fa...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Le Martyr de Saint Sebastian (Academic Figurative Oil Painting in Gold Frame)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas 48 x 24 inches unframed 58 x 32 x 3 inches in gold leaf wood frame This vertical, contemporary figurative painting of Le Martyr de S...
Category

Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Love & the Jester
By Jesus Nodarse
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil Painting of a women with a sleeping Minotaur. Light neutral white painting by Cuban Artist Jesus Nordarse. 18 x 18 inches.
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Women with Resting Roman Minotaur
By Jesus Nodarse
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil Painting of a women with a sleeping Minotaur. Light neutral white painting by Cuban Artist Jesus Nordarse. 18 x 18 inches.
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

SPOOKY Antique PANDORAS BOX Female Academic Orientalist Mythological Nude Demons
Located in New York, NY
Here for sale is an extremely interesting Greek mythological painting by Ludwig Ernest Faber, a Philadelphia Pennsylvania American artist 1855-1913. Im sure this painting was exhi...
Category

1890s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Reclining Nude
By Roman Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
Roman Chatov was born in Rostov on Don, Southern Russia, in 1900. The son of a theater impresario, he began to draw at the age of fourteen. By age sixteen he was already illustrating...
Category

20th Century Academic Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery