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Jules Jacques Veyrassat (1828-1893) - Horses at the Trough
Ref : 68899
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Jules Jacques Veyrassat (1828-1893)
Medium :
Oil on panel signed bottom left
Dimensions :
l. 9.96 inch X H. 7.72 inch
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Jules Jacques Veyrassat (1828-1893) - Horses at the Trough

Jules Jacques Veyrassat was born in 1828 in Paris.

He trained for four years at the Ecole Royale gratuite de dessin most notably with Henri Lehmann (1814-1882), and Austin Besson (1815-1888).
He pursued an internship at Ecouen with Pierre Edouard Frère (1819-1886).
Veyrassat went through some financial difficulties, so to get past them he made several engravings to earn extra money.
In 1848, at barely 20 years old, he exhibited at the Salon in Paris.
The engravings he made in 1866 and 1869 earned him several medals.
On September 6, 1870, he is elected member of the commission responsible for preservation of national museums alongside Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), and under the presidency of Gustave Courbet (1819-1877).

Veyrassat tackles the depiction and subject of landscape paintings by highlighting rural life. He frequently used Fontainebleau and Samois-sur-Seine as backgrounds in his paintings of draft and working horses. Those two types of horses were his main source of inspiration. No one else was as good as him when it came to putting together a composition of horses with the veracity he had in terms of observation.

Veyrassat was a talented artist who was alive to see his success. Although he never left his hometown, his fame traveled throughout Europe, but he was most likely better known in Great Britain.

He died in 1893 in Paris.

Paris, Musée d’Orsay
Chartres, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Marseille, Musée Grobet-Labadié
Dijon, Musée Magnin

E. Bénézit « Dictionnaire des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs », tome 14, pages 197-198.

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19th Century Oil Painting