Thursday, 29 March 2018
Charles Émile Jacque’s etching, “Landscape: Willows”, 1845
Charles Émile Jacque (1813–1894)
“Paysage: Saules.” (Landscape: Willows), 1845, printed by Auguste Delâtre (1822–1907)
Etching on chine-collé on laid paper with full margins as published
Size: (sheet) 24.6 x 36 cm; (plate) 8.8 x 15.1 cm; (image borderline) 7.5 x 13.4 cm
Inscribed on the plate within the image borderline: (upper left) “ch. Jaque1845
Very faint traces of the plate number (28) and Marchant's and Delâtre's addresses below the image borderline at left.
State ii (of ii) with figures on the left bank of the first state erased.
Guiffrey 1866 65 II (JJ Guiffrey 1866, “L’Oeuvre de Ch. Jacque: Catalogue de ses Eaux-Fortes et Pointes Sèches”, Paris, pp. 53–4); IFF 133 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, Paris, 1930).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Landscape with river running into the left foreground, and at centre some willow trees on a grassy bank; rowing boat moored at left; huntsman with gun walking towards the willow trees; with lettered inscription removed. 1845” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3362709&partId=1&searchText=charles+Jacque+1845+saules&page=1)
See also the description of this print at the New York Public Library Digital Collections: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-fbfd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
JJ Guiffrey (1866) in “L’Oeuvre de Ch. Jacque: Catalogue de ses Eaux-Fortes et Pointes Sèches” offers the following description of this print from its first state where there are additional two figures featured at the lower left:
(Google transl.) “On the edge of a river, in the midst of rushes, stand three willows; to the right, a hunter, half hidden by the grass, with his rifle, and two trees quite slender. On the left, a flat boat is half-drawn out of the water, at the bottom there is a line-feeder, some trees, and two other personages. Three birds cross the sky.” (pp. 53–4)
Condition: a museum quality, richly inked and crisp impression with full and generous margins in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, stains, abrasions or foxing but there are erased pencil notions that are virtually invisible).
I am selling this very poetic etching filled with light and air, for AU$138 (currently US$105.97/EUR85.97/GBP75.39 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.