Jacques-Laurent Agasse was a Swiss painter who was born in Geneva in 1767. Agasse painted animal paintings and landscapes scenes. He went to Paris to study at veterinary school so that he could understand the anatomy of horses. He also visited England to work and there he painted the racehorses owned by the wealthy English nobility who were his patrons. One of his most Agasse’s most famous paintings is The Nubian Giraffe, which depicts one of three animals sent to Europe by Muhammad Ali Pasha, of Egypt.
Nubian Giraffe is a museum quality reproduction canvas art painting by Jacques Laurent Agasse.