Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of Jacques Agasse? The Art of the Horse

 

Jacques-Laurent Agasse, A Lady’s Grey Hunter, c. 1806, oil, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT

 

Swiss artist Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767-1849) was an expert animal painter, especially equine subjects from the stately horse to the humble donkey.

 

Jacques-Laurent Agasse, A Donkey, Unknown Date, oil on paper mounted on cardboard, Private Collection

 

Jacques-Laurent Agasse, Head of a Bay Horse, 1796-1798, oil, Private Collection

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