Topic: Charles Jacque "Barbizon. La Maison de JF Millet"
This was given to me as a gift. My friend found it tucked in the back of an antique store, and she said it appeared to be forgotten. She bought it because she thought I would like it, which I do. It is signed, but the signature is different than any I have found on the internet. I don't know in what medium the piece is. It is very vibrant and colorful. The piece is framed in a gold-leafed frame, and is matted. The actual piece measures approximately 8" x 10". There is a small piece of paper on the back of the frame with the handwritten word "original." It appears to have been framed in Chicago.
I did research on Charles Jacque, and I read all about him and JF Millet and the Barbizon school of art. This appears to be a depiction of Millet's home at Barbizon, with a woman and a small child standing at the gate.I would appreciate it if you could tell me any information about this piece.
I have several more photos of it, including the signature line, the back, the title line, and another shot of the whole piece. I was unable, through this site, to send more than one image to you. I would like you to see the rest, so please let me know if there is a way I can send you several images.