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Tuesday 31 May 2022

Charles Émile Jacque’s etching, Road at the Edge of a Wood”, 1846

Charles Émile Jacque (1813–1894)

“Road at the Edge of a Wood” (aka “Lisière de Bois”), 1846, signed and dated in the plate.

Etching, drypoint and aquatint on laid paper backed with a support sheet.

Size: (support sheet) 26.7 x 34.2 cm; (sheet) 16.5 x 20.2 cm; (plate [soft]) 9.6 x 13.4 cm; (image borderline) 7.4 x 11.5 cm.

Inscribed in plate at lower right:  “Ch. Jacque. 1846. Xbre".

State ii (of ii)

Guiffrey 124 (J-J Guiffrey 1866, “L'Oeuvre de Charles Jacque: catalogue de ses eaux-fortes et pointes seches”, Paris, p. 74, cat. no. 5); IFF 180 (Jean Adhémar & Jacques Lethève 1954, “Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale”, Paris, Département des Estampes, cat. no. 180); 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 []).

Guiffrey (1866) offers the following description of this print: transl.] “Edge of wood. A road on the edge of a wood sinks in turning to the left. On the right, in the foreground, three or four large trees dominate the coppice; at the foot of one of them a man is seated. Grey sky” (p. 74).

The British Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago offer descriptions of this print:;

Condition: a richly inked impression with margins laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in a good condition with no significant stains or foxing, but there are signs of erasure of collector’s marks in the lower margin and pale toning.

I am selling this graphically strong and poetically moody etching by one of the luminaries of the Barbizon School for AU$256 (currently US$183.57/EUR171.26/GBP145.89 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 very beautiful study of a forest with a resting traveller—presumably the forest of  Fontainebleau—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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