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Thursday 4 November 2021

Charles Émile Jacque’s drypoint, “Troupeau de Porcs—Le Soir”, 1880

Charles Émile Jacque (1813–1894)

“Troupeau de Porcs—Le Soir” (BM title) (aka “Troupeau de Porcs” [Beraldi title]), 1880, from a suite of ten etchings and drypoints (Beraldi 459).

Drypoint on Oriental laid (Japon) paper with wide margins, unsigned and unlettered with publication details.

Size: (sheet) 32.4 x 43.4 cm; (plate) 15.7 x 25.6 cm; (image borderline) 15.3 x 25.1 cm.

Beraldi 459 (Henri Béraldi 1885–1892, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes”, vol. VIII, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 190, cat. no. 459 []).

See also the descriptions of this print at the British Museum, Rijksmuseum and NGA:;

Condition: a richly inked and near faultless impression with generously wide margins in an almost pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, losses, significant stains or signs of handling.

I am selling this wonderfully preserved, rare and large drypoint by one of the luminaries of the Barbizon School, epitomising the spirit of this important group of artists in celebrating “honest” rural labour before industrialisation changed everything—note that the herdsman’s only tool of trade is a roughly hewn stick with which he drives his grunting drift of pigs—for AU$316 (currently US$233.46/EUR202.13/GBP173.04 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 rare (possibly a proof?) impression of a very beautiful drypoint, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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