Jacques-Laurent Agasse (Geneva 1767-1849 London)
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Jacques-Laurent Agasse (Geneva 1767-1849 London)

A groom with a string of carthorses and a dog, on a country road

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Jacques-Laurent Agasse (Geneva 1767-1849 London)
A groom with a string of carthorses and a dog, on a country road
signed with initials 'JLA' (lower right)
oil on canvas
12 5/8 x 17 in. (34.5 43.2 cm.)
Literature
The artist's account book, under April 1821, 'A String of cart horses, small'.
R. Loche, Jacques-Laurent Agasse 1767-1849, catalogue for the exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London, and the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, 1989, p. 65, under no. 65.
Exhibited
Bath, Assembly Rooms, International Art Treasure Exhibition, 1973, no. 7.
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Lot Essay

This is the earliest of Agasse's three treatments of this composition, each with significant variations. The largest, measuring 28 x 36½ in., and included in the 1989 Agasse exhibition as no. 65, reverses the direction of the string of carthorses, and shows a more wooded scene with a fence beyond the road. We are grateful to Renée Loche for her thoughts on this picture.

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