Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Charles Émile Jacque’s lithograph, “Crépuscule Poétique”, c1853
Charles Émile Jacque (aka Charles Jacque) (1813–1894)
“Crépuscule Poétique” (Poetical Twilight), c1853, printed by Victor Jacques Bertauts (fl.1830s–1880) from the series, “Souvenirs d'Artistes”, published in “L’Artiste” in Paris.
Lithograph in black and light blue on wove paper with full margins (as published), backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 24.1 x 32.5cm; (image borderline) 16.4 x 21.4 cm.
Signed on plate within the image borderline: (lower left) “ch. Jacque”.
Lettered on plate above the image borderline: (centre) “L’ARTISTE”.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “C.Jacques. lith.”; (centre) “Crépuscule poétique”; (right) “Imp.Bertauts, r. Cadet, 11.Paris.”
State ii (of ii) with the publication detail, “L’ARTISTE”.
Beraldi 1885-92 472 (Henri Beraldi 1885, “Les Graveurs du dix-neuvième siècle”, 12 vols plus supplement, Paris); IFF 530, ii/ii (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, Paris, 1930); Not in Guiffrey.
The British Museum offers the following description of this print;
“No.121 in series: shepherd with sheep at dusk in landscape, near trees. c.1853 Lithograph”
See also the description at the National Gallery of Art:
Condition: excellent impression with full margins (as published). The sheet is in a good condition (i.e. there are no holes, abrasions, stains or signs of foxing) with small tears at the margin edges and with signs of handling (i.e. slight dirtiness and flattened creases). The sheet has been laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this rare lithograph of subtle beauty by Jacque for AU$188 (currently US$134.55/EUR117.35/GBP105.63 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
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This print has been sold