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JACQUES RAYMOND BRASCASSAT (1804–1867)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 432 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JACQUES RAYMOND BRASCASSAT (1804–1867), French painter, was born at Bordeaux, and studied art in Paris, where in 1825 he won a prix de Rome with a picture (" Chasse de Meleagre ") now in the Bordeaux gallery. He went to Italy and painted a number of landscapes which were exhibited between 1827 and 1835; but subsequently he devoted himself mainly to animal-painting, in which his reputation as an artist was made. His " Lutte de taureaux " (1837), in the musee at Nantes, and his " Vache attaquee par des loups " (1845), in the Leipzig museum, were perhaps the best of his pictures; but he was remarkable for his accuracy of observation and correct drawing. He was elected a member of the Institute in 1846. He died at Paris on the 28th of February 1867.
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