The Pearl Necklace by Charles Chaplin Classical Art Prints
The Pearl Necklace by Charles Chaplin Classical Art Prints

The Pearl Necklace

The Pearl Necklace by French Painter Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825 – 1891); as well as a printmaker known for his portraits and landscapes working with oil, pastels, lithography, water color and chalk.

A young woman sitting in a padded armchair with a decorative cover and a pillow supporting her back, is dressed in an orange-pink silk gown from the waist down and a sheer linen white off shoulder top.

She has her brown hair tied up on top of her head with a pink ribbon, and is wearing a white pearl necklace around her neck looking into a full size framed floor mirror that is off to her left.

She is touching the hanging section of the pearl necklace while looking into the mirror with her right hand, while she goes through an open metal jewelry box with a turquoise lining on its lid, that is filled with other pearl jewelry and a large gold bracelet with rubies positioned around its perimeter.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Charles Joshua Chaplin was a French painter and printmaker who painted both landscapes and portraits. He worked in techniques such as pastels, lithography, watercolor, chalk, oil painting and etching. He was best known for his elegant portraits of young women.

Charles Joshua Chaplin was born on 8 June 1825 in Les Andelys, Eure, France. His mother, Olympia Adelle Moisy, was French, whereas his father, John Chaplin, was an art broker from England. Charles Chaplin spent his whole life in France, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1886.

He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1840, and he took private lessons in the studio of Michel Martin Drolling, whose apprentices included Paul Baudry, Jules Breton and Jean-Jacques Henner. Later he also taught at the École des Beaux-Arts.

In 1845, he entered the Paris Salon, the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, as a portrait and landscape painter with the painting Portrait of the Artist’s Mother. Chaplin conducted art classes specifically for women at his studio, including Marie Joséphine Nicolas.

The American artist Mary Cassatt, the French artist Louise Abbéma and the English artist Louise Jopling were among Chaplin’s students. His son Arthur Chaplin was also a painter. Chaplin died on 30 January 1891 in, aged 65, Paris as a wealthy man and is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Chaplin made his debut at the Salon with portraits, but he also painted landscapes, particularly the countryside of Auvergne. His early works, from 1848 to 1851, were painted in a manner characterized by an interest in realism, a style established in the French Second Republic, that had the motto Liberté, égalité, fraternité, and was ruled for three years by the republican government of France from the 1848 Revolution until the 1851 coup by Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte.

Realism was an artistic movement that began in France in the 1850s, after the 1848 Revolution.[5] From the late 18th century Romanticism dominated French art and literature but was spurned by Realists, who revolted against the display of the emotions of the Romantic movement, seeking to depict real and characteristic contemporary individuals and situations with truth and accuracy.

Chaplin painted many works in his early days, including floral studies that were displayed at the Salon de las Flores. Later, in the late 1850s, he abandoned naturalism, his earlier style, exchanging it for a more graceful, elegant and supple technique that brought him a certain notoriety in France during his time as a portrait painter; as such he embraced the idyllic and voluptuous and fashionable style of the prominent French painter, François Boucher (1703–1770).

He also embraced the tradition of the great English portraitists. He developed his very own style of painting but was inspired by the British painters Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough. He used to engrave the works of the Dutch artist Pieter Paul Rubens and gained further influence from his work.

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