Anderson Galleries Inc., Beverly Hills

Charles Émile Jacque

(French, 1813–1894)

bergere au repos dans le foret by charles émile jacque

Charles Émile Jacque

Bergere au Repos dans le Foret

the return of the flock by charles émile jacque

Charles Émile Jacque

The Return of The Flock



Born May 23rd in Paris
Founding and leading member of the “Men of 1830”
Following military service and brief employment as an engraver for the English magazine La Charivari, he made his Salon debut
1833 - 1870
Contributed paintings every year to the Salon
Wrote a book, Le Poulailler, monographie des poules indigences et exotiques, published in 1848
In effort to avoid the plague in Paris, relocated with his family to the artist’s colony of Barbizon on a property adjoining that of artist Jean-Francois Millet, located on the edge of Fontainbleau Forest
Was given official notice as a painter and began to employ a vigorous style that quickly became popular with patrons in the Lowlands, the British Isles, and the United States
Awarded the Legion d’honneur
Referring to himself as “The last of the Romantics,” he outlived most other Barbizon artists nearly to his 81st birthday and died on May 7th