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Springtime

Artist:
Charles Jacque (French, Paris 1813–1894 Paris)
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
16 x 11 1/2 in. (40.6 x 29.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Lillian S. Timken, 1959
Accession Number:
60.71.10
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): ch. Jacque
M. Zygomalas, Marseilles (until 1900; sold on May 18 for Fr 10,000 to Boussod-Valadon); [Boussod-Valadon, New York, 1900; stock no. 26681, sold on November 7 for Fr 18,720 to Gould]; Charles A. Gould, New York (1900–d. 1926; his estate sale, American Art Association, New York, January 27, 1927, no. 62, for $675 to Thomas Williams for Timken); Lillian S. Timken, New York (1927–d. 1959)
Pierre-Olivier Fanica. Charles Jacque, 1813–1894: Graveur original et peintre animalier. Montigny-sur-Loing, 1995, p. 58, discusses it among works of 1860.

Richard R. Brettell and Stephen F. Eisenman. Nineteenth-Century Art in the Norton Simon Museum. Ed. Sara Campbell. Vol. 1, New Haven, 2006, p. 146.

The first version of this composition is dated 1859 (see Sotheby's, New York, April 23, 2004, no. 3). Several variations by Jacque and repetitions by his assistants overseen by him were executed over the next twenty years.
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