Jacques Laurent AgasseTwo Hunters with a Groom c.1805

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Artist
Jacques Laurent Agasse (1767‑1849)
Title
Two Hunters with a Groom
Date c.1805
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 638 x 759 mm frame: 805 x 925 x 87 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Paul Mellon through the British Sporting Art Trust 1979
Reference
T02350
Not on display

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T02350 TWO HUNTERS WITH A GROOM c.1805

Oil on canvas, 25 1/16 × 29 7/8 (63.6 × 75.9)
Presented by Mr Paul Mellon KBE through the British Sporting Art Trust 1979
Prov: ...; Oscar & Peter Johnson, from whom purchased by Paul Mellon 1968.
Exh: British Sporting Paintings, Fermoy Art Gallery, King's Lynn, 1979 (14).
Lit: Egerton, 1978, p.183, no.188, repr. pl.62.

A date c.1805 is suggested because the treatment both of horses and landscape is closely similar to that in the painting in the Mellon Collection entitled ‘A little bay stallion from Lord Heathfield's stud’, two versions of which are listed in the artist's MS. Record Book (coll. Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva) as having been painted in February 1805 and March 1805… (read more)

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