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Theodore Chasseriau


Theodore Chasseriau

(b El Limón, nr Samaná [now in the Dominican Republic], 20 Sept 1819; d Paris, 8 Oct 1856).

French painter and printmaker. In 1822 Chassériau moved with his family to Paris, where he received a bourgeois upbringing under the supervision of an older brother. A precociously gifted draughtsman, he entered Ingres’s studio at the age of 11 and remained there until Ingres left to head the Académie de France in Rome in 1834. He made his Salon début in 1836 with several portraits and religious subjects, including Cain Accursed (Paris, priv. col.), for which he received a third-class medal. Among his many submissions in subsequent years were Susanna Bathing (1839, exh. Salon 1839; Paris, Louvre), a Marine Venus (1838; exh. Salon 1839; Paris, Louvre) and the Toilet of Esther (1841, exh. Salon 1842; Paris, Louvre; see fig.); these three paintings of nude female figures combine an idealization derived from Ingres with a sensuality characteristic of Chassériau.


Suzanne au bain


Ali-Ben-Hamet, Caliph of Constantine of the Haractas, followed by his Escort


The Tepidarium


Andromeda and the Nereids

Oil on canvas, 92 x 74 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


The Toilet of Esther

Oil on canvas, 45,5 x 35,5 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Orientalist Interior

Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm
Private collection



Oil on canvas, 340 x 362 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


The Artist's Sisters

Oil on canvas, 180 x 135 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Portrait of Alexis de Toqueville

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