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Monday 16 August 2021

Charles Jacque’s etching, “Lisière du Bois”, 1846/50


Charles Jacque (aka Charles Émile Jacque; Charles Jaque) (1813–1894)

Lisière du Bois” (aka “Paysage - Hiver - Lisière de Forêt”; “Landscape on the edge of a Forest”), 1846 (MET & Beradi date) / 1850 (BM & RMV date), printed by Delamain (aka Delamain et Sarrazin) (fl. 1850s-) and published by Marchant (aka Alliance des Arts) (fl.c1830-80–) in Paris.

Etching with dot roulette and engraving on buff coloured chine collé (china paper) on wove paper, trimmed with a small margin around the plate mark and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 22.8 x 27.2 cm; (chine collé) 12.5 x 16.8 cm; (image borderline) 11.3 x 15.8 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (right of centre on lower edge) “Ch. Jacque 185[0]”.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Ch Jacque/ Marchant EDITr Alliance des Arts, Rue de Rivoli, 140, rue de Rivoli”; (centre) “LISIÈRE DU BOIS”; (right) “Imp. Delamain r Git-le-Coeur 8.”

State iii (of iii) with cows shown in the previous state erased and replaced by the woman collecting wood.

Guiffrey 149 (J-J Guiffrey 1866, “L'Oeuvre de Ch. Jacque”, Paris, Lemaire, p. 80, cat. no. 149); Beraldi 124 (Henri Béraldi 1885–1892, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes”, vol. VIII, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 184, cat. no. 124 [; IFF après 1800 245 (Jean Adhémar & Jacques Lethève 1954, “Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1800”, vol. 11, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, p. 113, cat. no. 245).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:

“Edge of a wood in the winter; with figure picking up firewood underneath tree at left; later impression of a plate executed in 1850 Etching on chine collé” (

See also the descriptions of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art:;

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression (apart from the text lines which are not clear), trimmed with a small margin around the platemark and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this eye-catching rural scene in 19th century France featuring a woman gathering wood—note that there were once cows engraved where the woman is now shown working—by one of the luminaries of the highly influential Barbizon School for AU$228 (currently US$167.21/EUR141.86/GBP120.85 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).

If you are interested in purchasing this remarkably strong and very beautiful etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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