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Jacques-Laurent Agasse

 

 

Jacques-Laurent Agasse

(b Geneva, 24 March 1767; d London, 27 Dec 1849). English painter of Swiss birth. Born into a wealthy and politically influential Huguenot family, Agasse spent his early childhood at the country estate of Crévin, where he may have developed the interest in animals and natural history that was to guide his later career as an artist in England. Agasse trained first at the Ecole du Colibri in Geneva and subsequently in Paris under Jacques-Louis David (beginning in 1787) and possibly under Horace Vernet. His early artistic output consisted chiefly of unpretentious silhouette ‘cut-outs’ in the style of Jean-Daniel Huber. At this time he also undertook a serious study of dissection and veterinary science.

 

The Nubian Giraffe

 

 


The Playground
1830

 

 


Departure to the Hunt

 

 


The Flower Seller

1822

 

 


The Last Stage on the Portsmouth Road

1815

 

 


Landing at Westminster Bridge

 

 


Lord Rivers' Groom Leading a Chestnut Hunter towards a Coursing Party in Hampshire

 

 


White Horse in Pasture

 

 


Grey Arab Stallion in a Wooded Landscape

 

 


Two Leopards Lying in the Exeter

 

 


Edward Cross

 

 


Lord Rivers

 

 

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