Jules Ferdinand Jacquemart
French etcher, illustrator and watercolorist Jules Ferdinand Jacquemart was born in Paris in 1837. He received his early training from his father, an amateur artist, botanical illustrator and author.
Jacquemart distinguished himself early on with illustrations of various “objets d’art”. His earliest known work is an etching showing a selection of Chinese and Japanese artifacts, produced in 1859. During the same year, Jacquemart, Henri Fantin-Latour, Félix Bracquemond, and Philippe Burty formed a society to study and promote the Japanese culture. Also during 1859, Jacquemart began working for the “Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, contributing plates illustrating an extraordinary range of objects. His etchings reflect his skill in rendering reflections and varying textures and colors.