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Charles Emile Jacque  (1813 - 1894)
Shepard with Flock oil oin board

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Very Important artist of the 19th century Barbizon School.

The level of accomplishment for this artist can be discovered via any reputable online art resource such as Artprice or Askart (which just started listing European artists this year).  He is listed in all major art list services. In Artprice alone he has nearly 1000 listings with several sales surpassing six figures. Furthermore, his art sales price Index shows a very high appreciation. For the past two years his selling prices and thus demand for has work have soared.

Here is one of his more exceptional works with great color and depth.  An oil on board with a beautiful period ornate frame. Signed lower right.  Size is 7x9” unframed, 12x14” framed.

Painter and etcher, born in Paris, France. A prominent member of the Barbizon school, he is best known for his paintings of sheep and etchings of rural scenes, many of them in the Louvre.

Charles Jacque was a primary and influential member of the Barbizon School or "Men of 1830". His strong, realistic yet sensitive depiction of shepherds and their flocks form one of the most cohesive and important bodies of work produced by the movement.

Born in Paris, Jacque began his training, not in painting but in etching, as an apprentice to a map engraver. In this area, Jacque was unsurpassed among his colleagues in the Barbizon School. After military service, he went to England where he worked as an engraver for La Charivari. Returning to France after two years abroad, he made his Salon debut in 1833 and regularly contributed paintings every year until 1870. Winning medals for both etching and painting, he was awarded the Legion d'honneur in 1867.

During the 1840s, he and his friend Jean Millet moved to the village of Barbizon, where they felt they could more realistically portray nature. He was also involved in non-artistic activities, such as land speculation and poultry breeding (about which he wrote a book, Le Poulailler, monographie des poules indigences et exotiques, published in 1848), which kept him from fully devoting his life to art. However, even with his outside interests, Jacque continued to produce a great many works in the two mediums of painting and etching.

Employing a new and more vigorous style helped make him a popular artist with many patrons in the Lowlands, the British Isles and the United States.

Museum collections:
Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
Louvre, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA