Charles Chaplin Lady and Dove Print Engraving.
This is one of our favorite pieces, and it's entitled "The Sweetheart". The artist is Charles Joshua Chaplin (the artist, not movie actor, see photograph and biography). It is a sweet play on words, meaning the sweetheart could either be the lovely lady or the pet doves. The lady has upswept hair, a gossamer dress, and lovingly gazes at her pet birds. There is a dove in her lap, and she holds one with a little ribbon around its neck. Beside her is a freshly gathered basket of roses. This image was made in the early 1880's and is an engraving with exceptional detail. It is in fine condition. It was also entitled "The Dove".
The piece is held in a heavy vintage burnished gold frame with an acanthus leaf relief design. It is the perfect fit for this lovely image. Overall size is aprox 15.5 x 18.25 inches, ready to hang.
Charles Joshua Chaplin biography:
Charles Joshua Chaplin (8 June 1825 – 30 January 1891) was a French painter and printmaker who painted both landscapes and portraits. He was an accomplished artist mastering different 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 Salon de Paris, 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. 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 Paris as a wealthy man and is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery.
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