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Farm Scene, the Scourer

Farm Scene, the Scourer

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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.
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Object Name
etching on chine colle
Object Type
Date made
graphic artist
Jacque, Charles Émile
place made
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
Country Scenes
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Family & Social Life
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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