A large oil on canvas by C. G. Beauregard of a young, almost defiant looking woman, being scolded by a teacher. The young woman sits in a chair holding a closed book in your lap while her studies are scattered across the floor. She appears to have been caught by her teacher, a religious man standing in anger at her neglected studies. It is obvious she choose the book over the work that was assigned to her.
The artist is C. G. Beauregard, Charles Grant Beauregard, American 1856-1919. His work shows a great sense of fine technique and ability, with his paintings having been sold at Pook and Pook, Bonhams, Weschler's and other noted Auction houses over the years.
Charles Grant Beauregard was born in 1856 in Canada and was mostly active in the New York area. His style of paintings have been associated to the Hudson River School and his subject include Figure/Figurative, Genre-Human Activity, Landscape, Portrait and Still Life. He died in 1919 in Troy New York.
The fine detailed painting is unique departure from the normal style of this artist. Most of his paintings are nature scenes and more Victorian classical style. Here Beauregard chooses a subject of rejection of classical and also shows the defiant stance women were beginning to take.
Another unique attribute of this painting is the size of the painting. The Frame is 57 1/2” x 43 1/2” and the canvas is approx 35” x 50”, making a grand statement for any room.
The painting will need a few repairs if you wanted to make them. One old repair has been made on the lower right near the signature and another hole is to the left of the repair as well.
This piece and other that I will mark in the descriptions, at the beginning of each item, are all coming from a Magnificent estate near Havre de Grace. If you have any question or wish to see more from this large estate please contact me.