Tending the Flock, Oil on canvas, 26" x 32," by Charles Emile Jacque
A flock of sheep graze under trees in a tranquil green landscape, accompanied by a shepherd in blue seated on a rock. This oil on canvas was painted by Charles Emile Jacque (1813-1894). Jacque was the last of the Barbizon school of painters and a close friend of J. F. Millet. He was famous for his many paintings of sheep and village idylls, and was awarded the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition in 1889. Tending the Flock was donated to Duke University by C. C. Dula in 1930. The painting is located in the lobby, to the right and behind the main desk.C.C. Dula also donated Jacob Maris' Beach Scene which hangs in Lilly Library's Main Lobby.
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