Farm Scene, the Scourer

Description
This impression of La Recureuse by Charles Jacque is neither signed nor dated. The print shows a farm girl washing a large tub, which has been propped up on a rustic stool or wooden chopping block. The young boy, standing and carrying a shield, originally was shown relieving himself. A later hand, possibly Stephen Ferris’s or Gerome Ferris’s, censored the artist’s composition by whiting out the original activity and inking in a shield. Printed on chine colle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Etching
Date made
1845
graphic artist
Jacque, Charles Émile
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 6.6 cm x 13.4 cm; 2 5/8 in x 5 1/4 in
plate: 7.2 cm x 14.2 cm; 2 13/16 in x 5 9/16 in
sheet: 22.3 cm x 31.2 cm; 8 3/4 in x 12 5/16 in
ID Number
GA*14705
catalog number
14705
accession number
94830
subject
Family & Social Life
Agriculture
Art
Communications
Farming
Country Scenes
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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