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Pancrace Bessa
TWO PEARS
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LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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159
Pancrace Bessa
TWO PEARS
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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Pancrace Bessa
PARIS 1772 - 1835 ECOUEN
TWO PEARS
Watercolour over traces of black chalk;
signed in pen and brown ink, lower left:  P. Bessa, and numbered, lower right:  no4.
173 by 227 mm
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Provenance

Private Collection, London

Catalogue Note

A pupil of the engraver Gerard van Spaendonck, Pancrace Bessa was one of the leading painters of flowers and fruit in the first half of the 19th century in France.  Bessa also studied with the highly esteemed flower painter, Pierre-Joseph Redouté and probably accompanied him to Egypt as part of Napoleon's expedition in 1798.

Bessa enjoyed a rich and strong patronage throughout his career.  He was appointed flower painter and drawing master to the Duchesse de Berri in 1820 and also worked for the Empress Joséphine.

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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