(Jarville/Nancy 1780 - 1844 Paris)
Jacques received his training as a miniaturist under David and Isabey. Submitting his works at the Paris Salon between 1804 and 1840 quickly established his fame as a portrait painter. His patrons came initially from artists' circles, later on from the imperial family as well. The Empress Josephine had several portraits done by him winning him further patrons from the French and European nobility. Afterwards Jacques became court painter to the Orléans family. His early and at the same time best portraits resemble those of Isabey to such an extent, that they were sometimes wrongly attributed. Later on he changed his palette to more yellowish tints with grey hues. He painted his miniatures on paper and on ivory, dealing occasionally with paintings in oils and watercolour as well.