Perugini, Charles Edward

PAINTER (ITALY)
BORN 1 Sep 1839, Napoli - DIED 22 Dec 1918, London
GRAVE LOCATION Sevenoaks, Kent: St. Nicholas churchyard (family grave)

Charles Perugini was born in Naples. His family - that had resided in England in the past - went back to England when he was six years old. When he was 17 he was sent to Italy by H. Vernet after the latter had seen his drawings. he studied under Guiseppe Bonolis and Guiseppe Mancinelli and in 1854 in France under Ary Scheffer. In France he met Dickens who sat for his portrait by Scheffer. Dickens daughter Kate was also there at the time but he didn't meet her. Eventually he would marry her in 1874.

A few years later Perugini returned to Engeland (encouraged by Frederic Leighton) and in 1863 he moved London, where "Playing at Work" was his first painting that was exhibited at the Royal Academy. His work reminds of Leighton and of Alma-Tadema because of the classical settings ad the elegant women, but is is colder in nature.

Perugini frequently and succesfully solved the chess problems that were published in The Times.

Work: "Girl Reading" (1878, Sudley Art Gallery).

Family
• Wife: Dickens, Kate Macready

Related persons
• painted Dickens, Kate Macready

Sources
Brian Yoder's Art Gallery & Critic's Corner, Internet, 1997
Travel To Victorian Britain

Images

The grave of Kate Dickens and Charles Perugini at St. Nicholas churchyard, Sevenoaks, Kent.
Picture by Androom (06 Feb 2012)

 

The grave of Kate Dickens and Charles Perugini at St. Nicholas churchyard, Sevenoaks, Kent.
Picture by Androom (06 Feb 2012)

 

The grave of Kate Dickens and Charles Perugini at St. Nicholas churchyard, Sevenoaks, Kent.
Picture by Androom (06 Feb 2012)

 

"Peonies".
(Liverpool: Walker Art Gallery)
 


Pesadori-Pechwell, Antonia Helene

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 1 Apr 2012