Man with a Broken Pitcher

Description
La Cruche Cassée etched by Charles Jacque shows a seated man with a broken pitcher in his left hand, at which he gestures with his right. Shards from the pitcher lie on the floor, and a basket tilts off the edge of the table, on which sits an empty glass. It appears that Jacque is chronicling the kind of mishap that can befall the drinking man. Before concentrating on depictions of rural life, Jacque made caricatures for a satiric magazine. In his prints, however, he presented the life of rural people sympathetically, not satirically.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Etching
Date made
1844
graphic artist
Jacque, Charles Émile
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 10.9 cm x 9.4 cm; 4 5/16 in x 3 11/16 in
plate: 21.5 cm x 16 cm; 8 7/16 in x 6 5/16 in
sheet: 31.3 cm x 24.3 cm; 12 5/16 in x 9 9/16 in
ID Number
GA*14706
catalog number
14706
accession number
94830
subject
Family & Social Life
Art
Communications
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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