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Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School

Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School
Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School

Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School

Graveur original et peintre animalier, École de Barbizon. Signed "Ch Jacque" in the plate, lower left. Etching Plate size 5" x 3.375".

Frame 10.125" x 8.676". This etching is a very attractive small rural vignette by Charles Jacque depicting a farmer, his wife and child, with their horse, returning from the day's work in the fields. The image area, the impressed area of the etching plate, is in very good condition. The surround of the paper may have a few age spots, but I think this is more likely dust and such on the inside of the glass.

The frame appears to be original to the period. It bears the stamp of the art gallery on the back; "Au Petit Musee", etc. With the address in Paris. The original paper tape sealing the back is still partially intact, so I have never opened the frame, though I believe that cleaning the glass from within would greatly improve the visible area of the print paper, as there appears to be dust beneath the glass. There is a little damage to the plaster ornamentation of the border of the frame, that has been touched-up; see photos. Charles Jacque was a famous printmaker and painter of the French Barbizon School. Fleeing the cholera epidemics that besieged Paris in the mid-nineteenth century, Charles Jacque relocated to [the town of] Barbizon [in the Fontainebleau region outside of Paris] in 1849 with Jean-Francois Millet. There, they painted rustic or pastoral subject matter; shepherds, flocks of sheep, pigs, and scenes of farm life. In addition to painting, Jacque was also famous for his etchings and engravings. He, along with Felix Bracquemond and Felix Buhot, is credited with the nineteenth-century revival of seventeenth-century [Dutch printmaking] techniques.... The Barbizon movement in France preceded and paved the way for the developments of Impressionism, and fundamentally established the roots of modern art. Barbizon artists and Impressionist artists were friends and acquaintances, some living and working together. Barbizon painting, prints, and sculptures departed dramatically from classical themes in art, were essentially revolutionary in character, and were widely enjoyed by the bourgeois, demonstrating a shift in the economic power of the art marketplace. The artistic focus and dramatic changes embodied in the works of the French Barbizon school ushered in the era of modern art. You can see many examples of Charles Jacque's prints on the Internet, and his work has been collected by major museums around the world. Barbizon artists bravely abandoned the stultifying influences of past academic arts, and focused steadily on an intimate, essentially spiritual, relationship with nature, while around them the Industrial Revolution and various wars raged.

They pioneered a new relationship with art, and direct observation of nature. The movement continues stongly today, testimony to the core of human truth they explored. And, in the quietude of their works, we can see the visible tremors that would erupt as modern art. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".

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  • Features: Framed, Signed
  • Width (Inches): 10+
  • Production Technique: Copper plate etching
  • Listed By: Collector
  • Subject: Farming
  • Size: Small (up to 12in.)
  • Material: Etching
  • Height (Inches): 8+
  • Print Surface: Paper
  • Date of Creation: 1800-1899
  • Artist: Charles-Émile Jacque
  • Year of Production: 1849-1894
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Style: French Barbizon School
  • Color: Black ink on white paper


Charles Jacque Etching Pastoral Scene French Barbizon School