Jacques-Laurent Agasse(1767-1849)

Born in Switzerland, an animal painter who setteled mainly in England in 1800 and became one of the principal successors to *Stubbs. He studied veterinary science in Paris as well as painting (with J-L. *David) and his work is distinguished by anatomical accuracy as well as grace of line. Although Agasse was initially successful in England (George IV was among his patrons ), he died poor and virtually forgotten. The Musee d' Art et d' Histoire in his native Geneva has the best collection of his work.

SOURCE: Chilvers, Ian "The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art & Artists" 1996

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