CHARLES EMILE JACQUE (French / 1813-1894)

The Barbizon painter Charles Émile Jacque was born and died in Paris. Jacque was apprenticed to an engraver of maps at the age of 17; wishing to become an artist, he made his first orginal etching at this period, a head of a woman after Rembrandt. Unable to support himself as an artist, Charles Jacque then joned the army for a period of seven years, taking part in the siege of Anvers. During this time Jacque continued making drawings, which he sold for a franc apiece. After a further two years as a wood engraver in England, Charles Jacque returned to France, and established himself in Paris. He made his Salon debut with etchings in 1845. Jacque became a prominent member of the group of plein-air landscape painters known as the Barbizon School. He was particularly close to Théodore Rousseau, and influenced by Millet, who was his neighbour at Barbizon for many years.

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Selected prints by CHARLES EMILE JACQUE

A cottage, 1865
L'escalier, 1845
Le retour du
troupeau, 1888

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