Portrait of Brunette
Original Oil on Canvas, 22 x 18.5 (in)
GUSTAVE JEAN JACQUET
French, 1846 – 1909
Practiced in Paris, France
Born in Paris | Protégé of William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Gustave Jean Jacquet’s notoriety stemmed from his technical virtuoso, his paintings of women, whether strong or delicate, and his representations of women and soldiers in 16th, 17th, and 18th century costume. His models were vibrant and full of life. A protégé of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jacquet debuted “The Day Dream” at the Salon in Paris (the official art exhibition of the Academie des Beaux-Arts) in 1865. His work is part of public collections at Walters Art museum in Baltimore and the Musee Lambinet in Versailles, France among others.