Charles Chaplin

Charles Chaplin


Nationality: French

Paris's most popular mid-19th-century fashion painter, as well as Emperor Napoleon's favorite court painter during the 1860s, Charles Chaplin specialized in elegant portraits of women and children in the tradition of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough. He trained at the École des Beaux-Arts under Michel Martin Drolling. In 1847 began regularly exhibiting at the Paris Salons and at the Royal Academy in London. Some of Chaplin's portraits, especially of women wearing diaphanous clothing, were deemed too erotic for the time; in fact, the Salon jury of 1859 rejected his Aurora as scandalous. Chaplin's more chaste and tender depictions of children no doubt influenced his most famous American pupil, Mary Cassatt, who studied in his atelier in 1866.

The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg; Louvre Museum, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Bowes Museum, County Durham, United Kingdom; Indianapolis Musem of Art; and Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, are among the prestigious museums housing paintings by Chaplin.


Charles Chaplin Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
CHARLES CHAPLIN (French 1825-1891) Portrait of a Young Woman Oil on canvas 25.5in. x 21.5in. Signed lower right Condi
CHARLES CHAPLIN (French 1825-1891) Portrait of a Young Woman Oil on canvas 25.5in. x 21.5in. Signed lower right Condi...
Lot 23309
Auction 620
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
CHARLES CHAPLIN (French, 1825-1891) Portrait of Young Woman with Kitten Oil on canvas 29 x 19-3/4 inches (73.7 x 50.2
CHARLES CHAPLIN (French, 1825-1891)Portrait of Young Woman with KittenOil on canvas29 x 19-3/4 inches (73.7 x 50.2...
Lot 33101
Auction 5004
Thursday, May 8, 2008
CHARLES CHAPLIN (French, 1825-1911) Young Woman with Flower Basket Oil on canvas 38-3/4 x 24-3/4 inches (98.4 x 62.9
CHARLES CHAPLIN (French, 1825-1911)Young Woman with Flower BasketOil on canvas 38-3/4 x 24-3/4 inches (98.4 x 62.9...
Lot 79051
Auction 5035
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Charles Chaplin (French, 1825-1891) The new gown Oil on canvas 23-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches (59.7 x 34.9 cm) Signed lower
Charles Chaplin (French, 1825-1891)The new gownOil on canvas23-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches (59.7 x 34.9 cm)Signed lower ...
Lot 66014
Auction 5287
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
CHARLES CHAPLIN (French, 1825-1891) La fille du peintre (or Sweet Innocence), 1881 Oil on canvas 25-3/4 x 18
CHARLES CHAPLIN (French, 1825-1891)La fille du peintre (or Sweet Innocence), 1881Oil on canvas25-3/4 x 18 ...
Lot 86064
Auction 5175
Sunday, June 22, 2014

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