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Thursday 14 July 2022

Achille Jacquet’s engraving, “Young Shepherdess”, c1884, after Alexandre Cabanel

Achille Jacquet (1846–1908)

“Young Shepherdess” (“Jeune Bergère”) (descriptive title only), c1884, proof impression on parchment, pencil-signed by Archillie Jacquet before lettering for publication, after Alexandre Cabanel (1823–1889), stamped with the red seal of a society of engravers (not in Lugt).

Etching and drypoint on parchment, pencil-signed by Achille Jacquet and stamped with a red seal lettered: “SOC.DES GRAV. AV [D/B?]V[P/R?]IN”.

Size: (sheet) 56.4 x 42 cm; (plate [soft]) 46.4 x 32.9 cm; (image borderline) 35.4 x 24.4 cm.

Condition: a well-printed impression and with wide margins. The sheet has the slight unevenness of genuine parchment and is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this large pencil-signed proof-state engraving showing a classically robed shepherdess holding a fine tree branch across her shoulders as she accompanies her flock of sheep, for AU$322 (currently US$217.74/EUR217.09/GBP183.68 at the time of posting this listing) 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 marvellous example of Salon-based engraving—mindful that the Director of the École des Beaux-Arts, Jean de Falaise, had instigated the idea of having the works of the Salon that were awarded medals to be engraved (an idea that floundered when Jules Thomas’ “beautiful kneeling face of Mgr. Landriot, Bishop of La Rochelle” seemed an inappropriate subject to be engraving [see footnote:])—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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