Artist: Charles-Emile Jacques (French, 1813-1894)
Signed: C.E. Jacque, lower right.
Subject: Sheep and chicken in stall or barn.
Medium: Painting on board.
Mounted in gilt frame.
Dimensions (height x width):
12 3/4" x 10" (image sight)
18" x 15" (frame)
Provenance: This item is on consignment to Canvas & Kiln from the current owner, whose parents purchased it in the 1970's - we have a copy of their insurance letter from 1981. Back of frame has handwritten in pen “Charles Emile Jacque 13 x 10 (Joe ..?). There is a typed piece of paper affixed verso with biographical info about the artist, but large sections are missing. An old illegible, possibly original gallery label is affixed verso.
Condition: Under UV light there is evidence of retouching to the lower portion of the painting and to the sheep. There is rubbing to frame. This painting has been hanging in the same home for about 40 years.
About the artist: Charles Emile-Jacque's is known for his paintings of animals and is part of the Barbizon school of painters. His work can be found in many collections, including:
Louvre Museum, Paris
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Detroit Institute of Arts
Art Institute of Chicago
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
19thC Charles Emile Jacque French Barbizon Oil on Board Sheep in Stall