Lady in Red Blouse by Gustave-Jean Jacquet
Jacquet, whose sole artistic instructor was William Adolphe Bouguereau, debuted at the Salon of 1865, with an allegory, The Dream, a painting that clearly depicted the influence of Bouguereau. In the following years, he developed his own style of genre painting that evoked in great detail the elegant life of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
In 1868, he was awarded a third-class medal for his Departure of the Army in the 16th Century, and was decorated with the Legion d’Honneur in 1879.
Works by Jacquet are housed in public and private institutions, including collections in Blois, Chateau-Thierry, Rouen, Paris, and Sheffield (England), as well as The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.