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 (1745 - 1814) was a French painter.

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.


  • 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