Pierre Lacour

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Achilles deposits Hector's corpse at the feet of Patroclus by Pierre Lacour, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 1769

Pierre Lacour (15 April 1745 - 28 January 1814) was a French painter. He was born and died in Bordeaux

Lacour took second prize of the Prix de Rome in 1769 (the winner was Joseph Barthélémy Le Bouteux). He founded in 1801 the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux where he was the first curator. He was responsible in 1802 for the restoration of Palais Rohan, Strasbourg. The painters Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret and Jean Alaux were his students. Lacour is buried in the cemetery of the Chartreuse.

Works[edit]

  • Achilles Deposits Hector's Corpse at the Feet of Patroclus (1769), École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
  • St. Roch displayed in 1776
  • Arrivée du comtte d'Estaing à Brest (Arrival of Comté d'Estaing in Brest), displayed at the Salon in 1782
  • Reunited Portrait of Judges and Consuls of Bordeaux in 1786 (Portraits réunis des juges et consuls de la Bourse de Bordeaux), displayed in 1787
  • Ambassador Sully in London (Ambassade de Sully à Londres), displayed in 1787
  • Étienne de Baecque
  • Portrait of Mme. Pierre Guibert
  • Works in the Musée des beaux-arts de Bordeaux:
    • L’Artiste peignant un portrait de famille[1]
    • Vue d'une partie du port et des quais de Bordeaux : dit Les Chartrons et Bacalan (View of the Some Ports and Quays in Bordeaux: Les Chartrans and Bacalan)[2]
    • Portrait de Pierre Lacour fils (Portrait of Pierre Lacour, Junior) (1778-1859)[3]
    • Cléopâtre se désolant dans le tombeau de Marc-Antoine (1781)
  • Château de Versailles and Trianon: René-Augustin de Maupeou (1714-1792), chancellor of France[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Oil on panel (French)
  2. ^ Oil on panel (French)
  3. ^ Oil on panel (French)
  4. ^ Oil on panel (French)

References[edit]

  • Robert Mesuret Pierre Lacour, 1745-1814, published by Delmas (Bordeaux) 1937
  • Pierre Lacour, notes and memories of an octogenarian artist, 1778-1798, edition prepared by Philippe Le Leyzour and Dominque Cant, Museum of Fine Arts in Bordeaux and William Blake publishers, Périgueux, Fanlac 1989, ISBN 2-902067-13 -5