(b. 1767, Geneve, d. 1849, London)
Two Terriers by a Mossy Bank-
Oil on canvas, 49 x 77 cm
Agasse was born in Switzerland, but he lived in London for the last 50 years of his life. His life in London was marked by a great success as an animal painter, and his patrons included many grand landed families. He made something of a speciality in painting exotic animals, and was a frequent visitor to the menageries which were such a feature of London Life at this date.