Charles Joshua Chaplin (8 June 1825–30 Jan 1891) was a French painter and engraver. He was born in Les Andelys, Eure, France to an English father and a French mother. Although he spent the whole of his life in France, he only became naturalized in 1886. Chaplin conducted art classes specifically for women at his studio. The American artist Mary Cassatt and the English artist Louise Jopling were among Chaplin's students. He died in Paris, France.
The elegant artist Mary Cassatt. Born on May 22, 1844, in Pennsylvania, Mary Cassatt was one of the leading artists in the Impressionist movement of the later part of the 1800s. Moving to Paris, her home for the rest of her life, she was befriended by Edgar Degas. After 1910, her increasingly poor eyesight virtually put an end to her serious painting, and she died in 1926.
In the early 20th century, this villa was the Riviera home of American-born impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. It was later lived in by renowned French composer Germaine Tailleferre. “The house has a bit of a feminist history,” says owner Rosemary Ireland, who lives here with her husband, Patrick Ireland.