A Shepherd with His Flock

A Shepherd with His Flock

1800s

Charles-Émile Jacque

(French, 1813-1894)

Black chalk heightened with white chalk and stumping

Support: Light purple wove paper, discolored to light brown

Sheet: 26.8 x 46.4 cm (10 9/16 x 18 1/4 in.)

Gift in memory of Adele Chisolm Eells from her daughters 1991.210

Description

The notion of the pastoral ideal is made explicit in the work of Jacque. In 1849, along with Jean-François Millet, Jacque moved to the village of Barbizon, which by then was an established artist’s colony. There he painted, drew, and etched rustic landscapes in which man and nature
coexist in perfect harmony.

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