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Mariel Jacque print /J  F Millet
Mariel Jacque print /J  
Hello Tom, I wonder if you could shed some light on this 'etching'? work which I have owned since the 1960s (acquired in London).  
Written in pencil beneath picture   :-
Barbizon le 13 Avril 1952 -Mariel Jacque (signed twice)
Top left corner of page :- 'Aleher Theodore Rousseau'
Bottom right corner :- 'Eue forte et aquarelle originale de Mariel Jacque d'apres le tableau de J F Millet'
Bottom left corner :- 'Les glaneuses'
Main subject is 5 inches x 5.65 inches. Full page is 15 inches x 11.50 inches. I can translate most of the French but would like to know more of the artist Mariel Jacque and whether this is an etching or aquatint ? etc. I can send a  photo of the full page, but this is a clearer view of the subject.
Thank you for any help, Kind regards, Clare

Les Glaneuses, painted in 1857, was also meant as a social criticism. Three peasant woman in the foreground are working hard, and Millet depicts them as holy and dignified by bathing them in a bright light. These women are also close to the same color as the ground, making them appear closer to God than the upper class, which appears faintly in the background. These women represent the struggle of the working class, which works to collect what little the upper class has left for them.
Of course there is an artist named Theodore Rousseau, not sure about the Aleher or why it is on your etching.
The medium is aquatint etching. You can see impressions around the image created by the printing plate. The color is most likley aquatint or some variation of that.

I'd have to do some research to come up with a value on this one.


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