Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier
Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier
Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier

Girl with a Dove by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier

  • This exquisite oil of a young woman was composed by French painter Jean-Baptiste Charpentier
  • Charpentier is celebrated as a master of the early 18th-century Rococo tradition
  • His flair for the idealized female form made him a particular favorite of the French elite
  • Coy and elegant, his Girl with a Dove is exemplary of his distinctive style
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Jean-Baptiste Charpentier
1728-1806 | French

Girl with a Dove

Oil on canvas

The celebrated 18th-century genre painter Jean-Baptiste Charpentier composed this enchanting oil on canvas entitled Girl with a Dove. Both feminine and flamboyant, Charpentier's paintings embody the Rococo style that dominated his age. His portraits of voluptuous, idealized women made him highly sought-after by the most elite figures in French society, most notably the Duke of Penthiévre of the House of Bourbon.

While today Charpentier is considered among the great Rococo painters of his age, during his lifetime he was frequently snubbed by the French Academy and rarely exhibited at the Salon. Rather than a reflection of his skill, this exclusion reveals the bias of the Academy towards painters of historical scenes, many of whom possessed less artistic ability than painters of "lesser" genres such as portraiture. Still, he enjoyed enormous popularity with the collecting public throughout his lifetime, and his portraits were eagerly commissioned by the wealthy elite. By 1762, he was appointed a professor at the Académie de Saint-Luc in Paris. Today, his works grace the walls of the Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, among others.

Canvas: 25 1/8" high x 21" wide
Frame: 33 3/4" high x 29 7/8" wide
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Framed:29 7/8"W x 33 3/4"H
Unframed:21"W x 25 1/8"H
Period: 1700-1815
Origin:France
Subject:Portrait
Width:29 7/8 Inches
Height:33 3/4 Inches
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