"Portrait of a young girl
Oil on panel signed : G. Jacquet
H : 34,5 cm x W : 27 cm Without frame
H : 64,5 cm x W : 57 cm With frame
In the United States
Baltimore, Walters Art Museum
Dieppe, Castle of Dieppe
Dijon, Magnin Museum
Versailles, Lambinet Museum.
Portraitist, genre painter and watercolorist, born in Paris on May 25, 1846, died in the same city in 1909. Gustave Jacquet was a student of Bouguereau. He had no other masters and at the beginning of his career his style was influenced by that of his teacher. He made his debut at the Salon of 1865 with an allegory: La rêverie de Bouguereau could have signed. But from the following year he tackled the genre that was to consecrate his reputation and began to give small paintings at the Salons in which he evoked with a conscientious concern for the smallest detail the elegant life of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.