Jacquemart, Jules-Ferdinand

1837 – 1880

The son of an artist and collector, Jules Jacquemart was largely self-taught and became an expert in etchings on copper and the aquatint processes. He was a prolific printmaker, creating a body of over 400 etchings many of which were published in La Gazette des Beaux Arts. He was a voracious collector of Japanese woodblocks as well as French and Chinese porcelains and other precious exotic objects. In fact, the Estate of Jacquemart was so massive it took two days of auctions at l’hôtel Drouot to disperse. Jacquemart is best recognized for his astute depictions of everyday objects that turned ordinary items into works of art.