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Maker(s):Jacque, Charles Emile
Culture:French (1813-1894)
Title:Peasant Woman Driving Pigs [Femme faisant rentrer des porcs dans une porcherie]
Date Made:1848
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in; 36.2 cm x 48.9 cm; Sheet: 9 1/8 in x 10 9/16 in; 23.2 cm x 26.8 cm; Plate: 5 1/16 in x 6 1/2 in; 12.9 cm x 16.5 cm; Image: 4 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in; 11.4 cm x 14.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  11. Peasant Woman Driving Pigs; Femme faisant rentrer des porcs dans une porcherie, 1848. :Etching, 11.4 x 14.5. Signed and dated 1848 in the plate. Guiffrey 86. Proute 233. :Compared to Hervier's pig (cat. 9), whose grays and blacks take advantage of lithography's crayon, Jacque's animals have the drier feeling appropriate to the scratchy, linear structure of etching. Hervier's setting may be a suburb but here we know we are in the country thanks to the opening out of the landscape on the
Accession Number:  MH 1992.3.5
Credit Line:Gift of anonymous donor
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Guiffrey 86) Returned from conservation 5/95:Jacque was a leading artist of the Barbizon School, so named after the village on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau where he and his friend Millet settled their families in 1849 to escape a cholera epidemic in Paris, and to work in a village that had been favored by artists for more than three decades. Theodore Rousseau, Corot, Diaz, and others made it a veritable artists' colony in warm weather months. Jacque was nearly as famous as they in the second half of the century but by the first World War his reputation had receded to a modest level from which it has never risen. He was a prolific painter and did a few lithographs but he is remembered chiefly as an unusually fine technician of etching. Few have challenged the verdict of Charles Blanc in 1861, who admired his etchings but said that his figures were rather too elegant for their rustic settings.:

animals; farms; doors; peasants

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