This portrait of a girl with her favorite cat was executed by famous French painter and engraver Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825 - 1921). He was born in Les Andelys, Eure , France to an English father and a French mother. Although he spent the whole of his life in France, he only became naturalized in 1886. He died in Paris. Chaplin conducted art classes specifically for women at his studio. The American artist Mary Cassatt and the English artist Louise Jopling were among Chaplin´s students.
Paintings by Chaplin can be find in the world museums: Hermitage, St.Petersburg; Louvre and Orsay, Paris; Metropolitan Museum, New York. Gallery of his portrait works in on-line you can see under following link:
Literature: Artist lexicons by Thieme/Becker, Benezit, Saur.
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Magnificent antique gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 14 7/8" x h 21 1/2" (38 x 55 cm), framed w 25" x h 31 5/8" (64 x 81 cm).
Condition: very good