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Jacques-Laurent Agasse, 1767–1849
Study of a Fox
between 1810 and 1830
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on paper laid to board
6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches (15.9 x 21.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animal | animal art | fox (animal) | fur | study (visual work)
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

It is possible that Jacques-Laurent Agasse made this spirited study in preparation for a life-size painting of a fox in 1813. The partial outline of another animal in the upper right suggests that this has been cut from a larger work. Agasse lists various paintings of a fox in his manuscript record book between the years 1813 and 1840.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

The Paul Mellon Bequest : Treasures of a Lifetime (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-02-17 - 2001-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Jessica David, Jacques Laurent Agasse (1767-1849), An investigation of his painting practice and an overview of his career , British Art Journal, Vol. XII, Autumn 2011, p. 50, fig. 10, N6761 + B74 12:2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 66, 136, no. 166, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 33, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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