Jacques-Raymond Brascassat Biography
Jacques-Raymond Brascassat was a French painter, 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. Brascassat 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 paintings; but Brascassat was remarkable for his accuracy of observation and correct drawing. He was elected a member of the Institute in 1846. Brascassat died at Paris on the 28th of February 1867.