Charles CHAPLIN (Les Andelys 1825 - Paris 1891)

A Young Girl: Study for L’Amour vaincu Sold

Black and white chalk, with stumping, and pastel.
Signed Ch Chaplin at the lower centre.
191 x 147 mm. (7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.)


The present sheet is related, in reverse, to a small allegorical painting by Chaplin entitled L’Amour vaincu, which depicts a young woman gazing down at three winged putti who stand or kneel before her in penitence, after spilling a basket of flowers. The composition which was reproduced as a small print by Boussod Valadon & Cie. A pendant composition, entitled L’Amour vainqueur, was also reproduced as a print. A pair of paintings of both compositions were sold at auction in New York in 1981.

Private collection, France.


A Young Girl: Study for L’Amour vaincu


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