Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel scene in 1980 and its subsequent sale on June 21st, 1991. Further accompanied the Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin.
Swiss born artist Jacques-Laurent Agasse (April 24, 1767 – December 27, 1849) was celebrated for his detailed landscapes and exquisite renderings of animals. As a young man Agasse went to Paris to study in veterinary school, so he could fully understand the animal form. Because of this knowledge, his paintings are life like and he became known as a celebrated animal artist of the late 18th and early 19th century. It was said one patron was so pleased with the portrait of his dog that he took Agasse to London. The artist developed a passion for English racehorses and many of his works prominently feature the horse. In Market Day, the black stallion is the main focal point of the work.
J. L. Agasse’s works first appeared in at the academy in 1801 and still exhibited in 1845.