Provenance Research

Charles Émile Jacque (1813-1894)
Shepherdess, ca. 1880
Oil on canvas
32 x 25 1/2 in. (81.3 x 64.8 cm)
Gift of Emilie L. Heine in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Hauck, 1940.975

Signed lower left: "Ch. Jacque"

A woman seated in the center of the composition surrounded by grazing sheep. She sits underneath a large full tree, which fills the upper portion of the canvas.

Alternate Titles:
Shady Pastures


    Walter M. N. Read, Esq., Germains, Chesham, Bucks, England
    (Howard Young, New York)
Before 1940:   (Probably John Levy Galleries, New York, or Schneider-Gabriel Galleries, New York, probably sold to [1])
By at least 1940-1949:   Emilie L. Heine, Cincinnati, given with life interest to [2]
1949-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] Albert K. Schneider worked as Emilie L. Heine's dealer for years. He and Gilbert Gabriel worked with John Levy for approximately twenty-five years before opening their own gallery, Schneider-Gabriel Galleries, in 1938. In 1940 Heine gave a collection of paintings to the CAM with life interest reserved. Schneider-Gabriel Galleries was requested by the CAM to send detailed information on the works that Heine acquired through the Schneider-Gabriel Galleries or John Levy Galleries. The provenance information sent by Schneider-Gabriel Galleries does not offer specific dates of sale, nor does it clarify if Heine purchased the paintings from them or from John Levy. See: Art Digest, October 1, 1938, p. 11; correspondence, May 25, 1940, and July 5, 1940, Heine collection file; Schneider-Gabriel Galleries booklet, no. 27, Heine collection file.

[2] Emilie L. Heine, a collector with a penchant for the Barbizon school, began collecting art around 1912 and continued until the mid-1940s. The majority of the paintings were acquired for her Cincinnati home during the 1920s and 1930s, but specific dates of purchase for most are unknown. Heine gave this painting and numerous others to the CAM with life interest reserved in 1940. The Heine collection came to the CAM after her death in 1949.

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