Beaumont, Charles Édouard de

French, (1812-1888)

  • Charles Édouard de Beaumont - The Captain's Share
  • The Captain’s Share

  • (1883), photogravure
  • image: 6 x 10 in. (15.3 x 25.4 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist

Charles Édouard de Beaumont, French, (1812 – 1888), was the son of the sculptor Jean-Batiste Beaumont and a student of Boisselier. He did his early work in oils, but is primarily known as a watercolorist and lithographer.

He debuted at the Paris Salon of 1838. First concentrating first on landscape paintings, Beaumont later turned to genre paintings and continued to exhibit his art through France well into the later nineteenth century.

In his lithography, Beaumont illustrated the classic books of his era and was a regular and very popular contributor to Paris periodicals and journals. He was particular known for his humorous and sometimes satirical scenes of Parisian fashions and habits, peasants, and putti.

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