Charles Jacque (Biographical details)

Charles Jacque (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; French; Male; 1813 - 1894)

Also known as

Jacque, Charles; Jacque, Charles Émile; Jaque, Charles

Biography

Painter and etcher, also lithographer, designer of wood engravings and illustrator; born in Paris, brother of Léon Jacque (q.v.). Attached to a regiment at the Siege of Antwerp; spent two years in England (including 1838), producing wood engravings. After his military service, travelled frequently to Burgundy where his family had settled since 1830. Settled in Paris, but prolonged stays in Barbizon. According to Guiffrey, between 1837 and 1843, Jacque produced lithographs and designs for wood engravings and was commissioned by editors of illustrated publications. Father of Émile Jacque.

Bibliography

J.J.Guiffrey, 'L'oeuvre de CJ', Paris 1866 (2 vols)
(this is followed by Beraldi VIII)
IFF follows the numbering of an unpublished catalogue by Paul Prouté
Pierre-Olivier Fanica, 'CJ graveur original et peintre', Paris 1995