Charles Edward Perugini (1839 – 1918) was an Italian painter who lived in England from the ages of six to 17. He lived also in Paris and he returned in England in 1863 as a protégé of Lord Leighton.
He lived during the Romantic and the Victorian era and he was a student of Giuseppe Bonolis, Giuseppe Mancinelli and Ary Scheffer. Under Leighton’s influence, he began as a painter of classical scenes but then he painted more portraits of women and children.
He was married with the youngest daughter of Charles Dickens, the painter Kate Perugini.