Portrait of Jacques-Laurent Agasse

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1767-1849

Swiss Romantic Painter

Jacques-Laurent Agasse (April 24, 1767 - December 27, 1849) was an animal and landscape painter.
He was born at Geneva, and received his first instruction in the public art school of that city. Whilst still under twenty he went to Paris, in order that there, in the veterinary school, he might make himself fully acquainted with the anatomy of the horse and other animals. He seems to have subsequently returned to Switzerland. The Tübinger Morgenblatt (1808, p. 876) says that "Agasse, the celebrated animal painter, now in England, owed his fortune to an accident. About eight years ago, he being then in Switzerland, a rich Englishman asked him to paint his favourite dog which had died. The Englishman was so pleased with his work that he took the painter to England with him." Nagler says that he was one of the most celebrated animal painters at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. In Meusel's Neue Miscellaneen (viii. 1052 et seq.), a comparison is instituted between Agasse and Wouvermans, wholly in favour of the former. In that partial article much is said of his extreme devotion to art, of his marvellous knowledge of anatomy, of his special fondness for the English racehorses, and his excellence in depicting them. He appears first in the Academy catalogues in 1801 as the exhibitor of the 'Portrait of a Horse', and continued to exhibit more or less until 1845 (contradicting Nagler's statement that he died "about" 1806). In the catalogues his name is given as J.L. Agasse or Agassé. The number of times Agassé changed his address confirms Redgrave's assertion that "he lived poor and died poor". The writer of the panegyric already quoted says, however, that it was not for bread or for gain that he laboured, but that he was urged forward by the resistless force of natural genius.

20 Jacques-Laurent Agasse Paintings

The Nubian Giraffe, 1827 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

The Nubian Giraffe 1827

Oil Painting
$2185
Canvas Print
$58.64
SKU: AJL-4760
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 127.3 x 101.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Carriage Horse, undated by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

A Carriage Horse undated

Oil Painting
$1096
Canvas Print
$60.52
SKU: AJL-4761
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 50 x 60.5 cm
Private Collection

'Bay Ascham', a Stallion Led Through a Gate to a Mare, 1804 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

'Bay Ascham', a Stallion Led Through a Gate to a Mare 1804

Oil Painting
$1464
SKU: AJL-4762
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Landing at Westminster Bridge, 1818 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

Landing at Westminster Bridge 1818

Oil Painting
$1532
SKU: AJL-4763
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: unknown
Oskar Reinhart Museum, Winterthur, Switzerland

Romulus, Remus and their Nursemaid, c.1805 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

Romulus, Remus and their Nursemaid c.1805

Oil Painting
$1015
SKU: AJL-4764
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: unknown
Musee d'Arte et d'Histoire, Geneve, Switzerland

The Playground, 1830 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

The Playground 1830

Oil Painting
$1798
SKU: AJL-4765
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: unknown
Oskar Reinhart Museum, Winterthur, Switzerland

Lord Heathfield on Horseback, undated by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

Lord Heathfield on Horseback undated

Oil Painting
$1211
SKU: AJL-4766
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: unknown
Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland

A Lady's Grey Hunter, c.1806 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

A Lady's Grey Hunter c.1806

Oil Painting
$1042
Canvas Print
$61.05
SKU: AJL-4767
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 63 x 74.3 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

A Grey Arab Stallion in a Wooded Landscape, undated by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

A Grey Arab Stallion in a Wooded Landscape undated

Oil Painting
$1080
SKU: AJL-4768
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Daniel Beale at his Farm at Edmonton with his Favourite Horse, undated by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

Daniel Beale at his Farm at Edmonton with his ... undated

Oil Painting
$1325
SKU: AJL-4769
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Chalon Family in London, c.1800 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

The Chalon Family in London c.1800

Oil Painting
$568
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: AJL-4770
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 13.7 x 19.7 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

A Pointer in a Landscape, undated by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

A Pointer in a Landscape undated

Oil Painting
$419
SKU: AJL-4771
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Lord Rivers's Stud Farm, Stratfield Saye, 1807 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

Lord Rivers's Stud Farm, Stratfield Saye 1807

Oil Painting
$1960
Canvas Print
$53.02
SKU: AJL-17523
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 152.4 x 213.4 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Nine Greyhounds in a Landscape, c.1807 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

Nine Greyhounds in a Landscape c.1807

Oil Painting
$1188
Canvas Print
$61.32
SKU: AJL-17524
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 63.7 x 76 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

A Groom Mounted on a Chestnut Hunter, He Holds a Bay Hunter by the Reins, undated by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

A Groom Mounted on a Chestnut Hunter, He Holds a ... undated

Oil Painting
$811
Canvas Print
$57.71
SKU: AJL-17525
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 60.3 x 75.6 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

A Grey Pony and a Black Charger in a Stable, 1804 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

A Grey Pony and a Black Charger in a Stable 1804

Oil Painting
$773
Canvas Print
$61.32
SKU: AJL-17526
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 63.5 x 76.2 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Old Smithfield Market, London, 1824 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

Old Smithfield Market, London 1824

Canvas Print
$54.36
SKU: AJL-17527
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 50.8 x 70 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Zebra, 1803 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

Zebra 1803

Oil Painting
$1072
Canvas Print
$60.52
SKU: AJL-17528
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 63 x 76.2 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Tiger in a Cave, c.1814 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

Tiger in a Cave c.1814

Oil Painting
$1232
Canvas Print
$51.68
SKU: AJL-17529
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 82.6 x 63 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

The Wellesley Grey Arabian Led through the Desert, c.1810 by Jacques-Laurent Agasse | Painting Reproduction

The Wellesley Grey Arabian Led through the Desert c.1810

Oil Painting
$1059
Canvas Print
$57.57
SKU: AJL-17530
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Original Size: 102 x 127 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

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