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Joseph Caraud
Serenade in the Harem - French 19th Century Orientalist art nude oil painting

circa 1848

$58,883.60

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This beautiful French 19th century Orientalist oil painting is by noted French artist Joseph Caraud. It was painted circa 1848 when Caraud was painting Algerian scenes. The composition is two young women, semi naked, in a Harem, one serenading the other. There is a plethora of different brocades and materials, their rich textures, patterns and colours all depicted perfectly. Against this background Caraud has portrayed the silky smoothness of the two women's skin. A really charming example of Caraud's Orientalist paintings from this period. Has had minor restoration and clean from Hamish Dewar Ltd London who is the restorer for Christies London Signed lower left. Provenance. Midlands Estate Condition. Oil on canvas. Unframed size is 25 inches by 17 inches and in good condition. Housed in beautiful French Empire frame. Framed size is 33 inches by 25 inches and in good condition. Joseph Caraud (1821-1905) attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and studied under Alexandre de Pujol, a former student of Jacques Louis David. However, even before attending there, Caraud had already exhibited his works at the Salon and was quite successful. Caraud's paintings are in the 18th century style and are reminiscent of the works of Fragonard, Greuz and Watteau. His works stood out as they did not follow the new style of realism that had taken over France. Instead of pastoral scenes painted in dark colours, Caraud painted domestic scenes with vivid light and warm colours. His historical depictions capture the upper classes and bourgeois of the Louis XV era in highly detailed interior scenes. Between 1848-1851 he frequently painted maidservants, Algerian scenes and figures from Italian operattas. His works were popular amongst the upper classes and soon were copied so that anyone could own a Caraud. Caraud's depictions of pretty women and cats are a reflection of the times. Victorians were just opening their homes to pets as a symbol of their control over nature and the lower classes. In 1867 he was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. He also participated in the 1889 Exposition Universalle in Paris where he earned a bronze medal. Caraud continued his involvement in the Parisian Salons until 1902 when he exhibited Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden) for his final show. He died in 1905, the exact date in unknown.

Details

  • Creator
    Joseph Caraud (French)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1848
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Width: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU85318861902

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