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 Agasse, Jacques Laurent (Swiss artist, 1767-1849) , Cape Hunting Dog

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Title Cape Hunting Dog
Collection Royal College of Surgeons for England
Artist Agasse, Jacques Laurent (Swiss artist, 1767-1849)
Date Earliest about 1817
Date Latest about 1822
Description This is one of a number of paintings of living animals at the Royal College of Surgeons by the Swiss artist Jacques-Laurent Agasse that were commissioned by Lord Merton. The animals are mainly shown in profile and, although painted in a manner that reflects that the works are painted from life, are intended to be seen as scientific records.
Current Accession Number RCSSC/P 277
Former Accession Number Keith no. 18
Subject animal (dog); landscape
Measurements 17.5 x 22.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Purchased from the artist about 1817.
Publications Keith, A., Sir, Hunterian and Other Pictures in the Museum Collection of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, 1930, cat. no. 18, p. ;; LeFanu, W., A Catalogue of the Portraits and Other Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture in the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh & London, 1960, cat. no. 277, p. 91, ill. pl. 277.
Rights Owner Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons
Author Dr Madeleine Korn



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