Jacques-Laurent Agasse

1767-1849 Switzerland

 

Brief Biography-Jacques-Laurent Agasse was born into a wealthy family in Geneva, where he studied art at an early age. He went on to further his studies in Paris in 1787, and there, he was a pupil of Jacques-Louis David. His interests were mostly studies of animals. In 1800, an Englishman, George Pitt, 2nd Baron Rivers, impressed by his work, took him on as his patron and brought him to England to paint his horses and greyhounds. He spent the last 20 years of his life in London; however, he died in relative poverty.

 

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The Nubian
Giraffe

The Nubian Giraffe

A bay racehorse
held by a trainer

a bay racehorse held by a trainer

a
donkey

a donkey

a grey pony and
a black charger

a grey pony and a black charger in a stable

a lady's
grey hunter

a lady's grey hunter

clouded
leopards

clouded leopards

dash a setter in a
wooded landscape

dash a setter in a wooded landscape

edinburgh and
london royal mail

edinburgh and london royal mail

emma
powles

emma powles

greyhounds in
a landscape

greyhounds in a landscape

groom mounted on a chestnut hunter

groom mounted on a chestnut hunter he holds a bay hunter

groom with a string
of carthorses

groom with a string of carthorses and a dog

group of
whelps

group of whelps bred between a lion and a tigress


guanaco

guanaco

irving with his
black hunter

irving with his black hunter beneath a blasted oak and hounds being put into a covert beyond

lord bingley's
hunter

lord bingley s hunter

lord rivers's stud
farm stratfield saye

lord rivers's stud farm stratfield saye

old smithfield
market

old smithfield market

rural landscape with
a ploughman resting

rural landscape with a ploughman resting with his animals

study of
a fox

study of a fox

study of a
grey horse

study of a grey horse

the hard
word

the hard word

the wellesley
grey arabian

the wellesley grey arabian led through the desert

tiger in
a cave

tiger in a cave

two leopards lying
in the exeter

two leopards lying in the exeter


Zebra

Zebra


vicunas

vicunas

an arab
stallion

an arab stallion

dog in a
landscape

dog in a landscape

edward
cross

edward cross

grey
hunter

grey hunter

head of a
bay horse

head of a bay horse

self portrait
with horse

self portrait with horse

the chalon family
in london

the chalon family in london

two terriers by
a mossy bank

two terriers by a mossy bank

A Grey Arab
Stallion

A Grey Arab Stallion

Audeoud
Fazy Sun

Audeoud Fazy Sun

Rolla
and Portia

Rolla and Portia

The
Playground

The Playground

The
Flower Seller

The Flower Seller

Portrait
of a Horse

Portrait of a Horse

Last Stage on
the Road

The Last Stage on the Portsmouth Road

Landing at
Westminster Bridge

Landing at Westminster Bridge

A
Male Quagga

A Male Quagga

White
Horse in Pasture

White Horse in Pasture

study of
dogs

study of dogs