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After the Bath by Paul Peel

Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince 1830 - 1900 Fine Art Collection.

Paul Peel (7 November 1860 – 3 October 1892) was a Canadian painter.

Peel was born in London, Ontario, and received his art training from his father from a young age. Later he studied under William Lees Judson and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia under Thomas Eakins. He later moved to Paris, France where he received art instruction at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme and at the Académie Julian under Benjamin Constant, Henri Doucet and Jules Lefebvre.

In 1882 he married Isaure Verdier and had two children with her: a son (Robert Andre, in 1886) and a daughter (Emilie Marguerite, in 1888).

Peel travelled widely in Canada and in Europe, exhibiting as a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy. He also exhibited at international shows like the Paris Salon. He was known for his often sentimental nudes and for his pictures of children; he was in fact among the first Canadian painters to explore the nude as a subject.

He contracted a lung infection and died in his sleep, in Paris, France, at the age of 32.

Peel began work on this painting in 1888. He continued work for two more years, completing the work in 1890.

In 1987, Museum London purchased the painting. It is still located there.

This piece is of two naked children, freshly bathed, warm themselves before a fire in a dark room. Their skin glows in the light of the fire. One is seated on a carpet; the other is standing. The mantel is dimly outlined, and a gilt-framed mirror on a stand is the only article of furniture that can be clearly seen. (Canadian, 1890)

Approx: 18" x 24" or 44 x 60cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct

You can also choose to have this design in kit form - list of DMC threads used.

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