Provenance Research

Charles Émile Jacque (1813-1894)
Sheep in Byre, n.d.
Oil on wood panel
18 x 25 3/4 in. (45.7 x 65.4 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Julien Benjamin, 1958.97

Signed lower right: "E. Jacque"

Several sheep are grouped in the interior of a byre. Several sheep graze on hay at the right. Two sheep look toward the viewer. A satchel hangs on the wall in the upper right portion of the canvas. More sheep graze in another room, visible in the background.


?-1958:   Dr. and Mrs. Julien Benjamin, Cincinnati, given to [1]
1958-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] Although it is not known when Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin acquired the painting, it may have been in their collection as early as 1921 when the couple loaned a painting by Jacque, and three other works, to an exhibition of French paintings at the CAM, organized by the Ladies Auxiliary Committee, March 17 to March 31. No checklist with titles and dimensions of the exhibited paintings exists to clarify if Sheep in Byre was included. The list of lenders and artists is held in the CAM archives, Director's Incoming Correspondence, Box 90, Folder F, page 747.

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