Émile Jacque (1848-1912) was born in the Saône-et-Loire region of France1848 to a family of artists that included his paternal uncle, Léon and his brother, Frédéric. The three followed Émile’s and Frédéric’s father, Barbizon printmaker and painter Charles-Émile Jacque. Émile and Frédéric received their academic training in the ateliers of Gérôme and Alexandre Cabanel, respectively. Continuing their father’s interest in animals, Émile favored scenes of horses in the country, while his younger brother seems to have specialized in cows at pasture. Jacque began exhibiting at the Salon in 1885. Though his fame never matched that of his father, he did receive honorable mention at the 1889 Exposition Universelle and a third-class medal at the 1901 Salon. In 1908 his works were exhibited at the Galerie Georges Petit. Jacque died in Paris in 1912.
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