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As more and more of the European population moved from farms into the city and the economy shifted from agrarian to industrial, people became nostalgic for the countryside and a vogue arose for paintings of domestic animals. Certain painters even became known for specializing in certain animals, as for instance, Landseer and Stubbs were for horses. Among these specialists was Charles Jacque. Jacque was a member of the French Barbizon School, best-known as an etcher, but also for painting domestic animals, particularly pigs; he was affectionately known as the ''Raphael des couchons'', or the ''Raphael of pigs''. In this painting, he focuses on a different domestic animal, but...
Created by: Jacque, Charles Emile