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Saturday 16 December 2023

Charles Émile Jacque’s etching, “Rieur”, c.1846, after José de Ribera

Charles Émile Jacque (1813–1894)

“Rieur” (Laughing), c.1846 (1845–47), plate 5 after/attributed to José de Ribera (aka Espagnolet; Spagnoletto; Spaniolet; Giuseppe José de Ribera; Jusepe de Ribera; Joseph de Ribeira) (1591–1652), from a series of pastiches—i.e., in the manner of José de Ribera rather than copies of his work.

Interestingly, Beraldi (1885) offers the following insight regarding the series: (transl.) “[The plates were] ordered from Jacque by a publisher who published them by having them signed with the name of Ribera, 1845–47” (p. 180; see

Etching on fine cream laid paper with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 26.4 x 16.9 cm; (plate) 12 x 11.1 cm; (image borderline) 11.4 x 10.3 cm.

Inscribed in plate along the lower edge: (left) “5”: (left-of-centre) “AR[ligature]ibera 1621”.

Guiffrey 285 (J.-J. Guiffrey 1868, “L’Oeuvre de Ch. Jacque: Catalogue de ses Eaux-Fortes et Pointes Sèches”, Paris, Lemaire, p. 119, cat. no. 285); IFF 513 (Jean Adhémar, Jacques Lethève 1954, “Inventaire du Fonds Francais Apres 1800”, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, vol. 11, cat. no. 513); Beraldi 285 (Henri Beraldi 1885, “Les Graveurs du dix-neuvième siècle”, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, vol. 8, p. 173, cat. no. 285).

Guiffrey (1868) offers the following description of this print: (transl.) “A half-length man, his dishevelled head covered with a hat, turns towards the spectator, laughing loudly. Etching” (p. 119).

See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum:

Condition: a strong, well-printed and near faultless impression with wide margins. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or signs of handling.

I am selling this visually arresting etching executed by one of the luminaries of the Barbizon School in the manner of one of the major artists of Spanish Baroque, José de Ribera, for AU$277 (currently US$185.15/EUR167.52/GBP147.47 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail 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 unusual etching by Jacque, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

Note that I have previously listed three other prints by Jacque from the same series (all of which are currently available):

- Charles Émile Jacque’s etching of a man reading beside a skull after José de Ribera (;

- Charles Émile Jacque’s etching of the prodigal son after José de Ribera (;

- Charles Émile Jacque’s etching of a monk portrayed in the manner of José de Ribera (

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