"Charles Jacque (1813-1894) - Le Poulailler"Charles Jacque (1813-1894) The chicken coop Oil on canvas Signed on the lower right 55 x 46 cm Charles Émile Jacque, born May 23, 1813 in Paris where he died on May 7, 1894, is a French painter and engraver of Barbizon School. Charles Jacque began by doing an apprenticeship as an engraver with a manufacturer of geographical maps in 1830, but found himself enlisted in the army the same year and participated in the siege of the city of Antwerp during the Belgian Revolution. He finished his military period in 1835 with the rank of corporal. He resumes his artistic training as a self-taught artist. He made numerous stays in Epervans where his family has lived since 1830. He produced a large number of landscapes and scenes of daily life in this region.