Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Sketch for The Swineherd (Le Troupeau de Porcs)

Image: Sketch for The Swineherd (Le Troupeau de Porcs)

Photo Credit: photo: M. Cook
Zoomable Image

Bookmark (persistent url):

Sketch for The Swineherd (Le Troupeau de Porcs)

19th century
130 x 225 mm (5.1 x 8.9 in.)

Charles Émile Jacque, French, (1813–1894)

Object Type: drawing
Medium and Support: Pencil drawing on browned tracing paper
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Philippe Burty (Lugt 413); Howard Mansfield (Lugt 1342)
Bibliography: Guiffrey 85.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.79.1


This etching has always been regarded as JacqueÆs masterpiece, mainly for its atmosphere of sombre isolation. The pigs are actually hunting truffles. —Richard S. Field.

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:
  • herders - Use For Term
  • sketches - Use for rough or summary art works; less finished than studies. Though sketches are often in the drawing medium, the term "drawings" in general implies more finished works than does "sketches." [April 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor moved. February 1991 related terms added.]

  • sheet Dimensions: 130 x 225 mm (5.1 x 8.9 in.)

DAC Downloadable Open Access Image

Please see the DAC Open Access Images Policy and ReadMe PDF. This policy is similar to the concise No Known Copyright statement at

To download an image, control-click or right-click on a link below, then select "Download," "Save Link," or a similar choice in your web browser.

DAC Open Access Image: JPEG, < 2 MB (Help)

DAC Open Access Image: TIFF, ~20-40 MB (Help)

Please use this image credit line:
Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: M. Cook) .

Your search criteria: Objects is "Sketch for The Swineherd (Le Troupeau de Porcs)".

View current selection of records as: