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Chaplin Charles, Pair of Allegorical Panels "Marriage" & "Motherhood"

$92,633.52per set


Chaplin Charles (1825-1891) Pair of allegorical panels "Marriage" & "Motherhood" - "Mariage" & "Maternité" Oils on panels. Framed with flowers, in wood and original gilded stucco. "Marriage" is signed on the lower left and "Motherhood" is signed on the lower right. Dimensions of the panel: 44 x 73 cm Dimensions with the frame: 72 x 95 cm Work of the 19th century, in the taste of the allegorical figures of the 18th century. "Marriage" is symbolized by the woman and the cherub carrying extinguished torches representing the conjugal love, the hymen. "Motherhood" is represented by a woman covering the cherubs that surround her with her blue veil. The artist's work was exhibited in Paris at the Musée d'Orsay and the Petit Palais, at the Musée Bonnat in Bayonne, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lille and Lyon, and in Argentina at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Buenos Aires. >> Chaplin Charles (1825-1891) Charles Chaplin was born in Andelys, in the Eure, on June 8, 1825, to a French mother and an English father, an art dealer. A painting enthusiast from an early age, he entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1840 and took private lessons in the studio of Michel Martin Drolling, whose students also included artists such as Paul Baudry, Jules Breton and Jean-Jacques Henner. He began his career as a naturalist painter with numerous representations of flowers and landscapes of Auvergne and Lozère - he exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1845 with various portraits and landscapes - but from 1851 he devoted himself exclusively to portraits. His style, inspired by the rococo painting of the 18th century, is often compared to that of the artist François Boucher but he tries to bring more realism. He was also inspired by English portraitists such as Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds. Very appreciated by Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie, they commissioned him to paint several canvases and to decorate the Opera Garnier, the Tuileries Palace and the hemicycle room of the Elysée Palace. The emperor went so far as to defend the artist whose painting "Aurore", judged too sensual, had been refused at the 1859 Salon des Artistes. He nevertheless participated in the Salon until 1868. In October 1866, he created a painting workshop for women and counted among his students Marie Josephine Nicolas, Mary Cassatt, Fanny Caillé, Louise Abéma and Louise Jopling. Naturalized French in 1886, he died on January 20, 1891 and was buried in the famous Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. His son Arthur Chaplin and his granddaughter Elisabeth Chaplin were also talented painters.


  • Creator
    Charles Chaplin (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37.41 in. (95 cm)Width: 28.35 in. (72 cm)Depth: 5.91 in. (15 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Louis XV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
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    1stDibs: LU5673223170302

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