This is a large fine 19. Century oil painting portrait of a young society beauty captured in semi-undress by the eminent French Academic painter. The painting is in my opinion one of the artists most striking three-quarter length portraits, and certainly captures one of his most attractive sitters. As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition it can be for its age having been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.
The critical and commercial success of Chaplins 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 1850s 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 husbands enthusiastic support would soon come in especially useful when, in 1859, the Chaplins 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 Chaplins 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 dHonneur (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.
(framed) 90cm x 65cm (35½ x 25½). (canvas only) 72cm x 47cm (28¼ x 18½). Fine gold metal leaf swept frame. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. We do not sell dirty, unrestored or unframed works of art.
Where necessary the paintings we sell are cleaned and restored by Fine Art Restoration est. 1974 or Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television's'Fake or Fortune' and'Britain's Lost Masterpieces'.
Academy Fine Paintings is an international fine art dealership based in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England. We specialise in 19th century British and European oil paintings by some of the most important artists of the period, from Victorian landscapes and subject pictures to Belle Epoque portraits and Orientalist scenes. Great care and much time is taken over the safe transportation of the paintings we sell. No second-hand bubble-wrap and reused cardboards boxes here!
Before leaving us, each painting takes us approximately 2 to 3 hours to properly i. Safely and securely package for transport; whether for a journey or 30 miles or 3000. Every painting is first wrapped in acid free paper and then the entire frame is enveloped in deep, dense foam U cushioning.
This is then covered in numerous layers of AirCap bubble wrap, which is the best and safest product of its type on the market. The entire package is then bound in black shrink wrap (as used by airline companies) and a final later of waterproof cloth tape is applied to all corners, ends and edges. UK clients are also most welcome to collect from us in South Buckinghamshire. We are very aware that not all of clients are in a position to pay the entire sale price upfront. Paintings will be dispatched to clients only once the total balance has been paid in full.The item "Large Fine Antique 19thC French Oil Painting Portrait Society Beauty Girl Nude" is in sale since Monday, June 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "academyfinepaintings" and is located in Gerrards Cross. This item can be shipped worldwide.