Jean-Joseph Dassy

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Jean-Joseph Dassy, a French historical and portrait painter, and lithographer, was born at Marseilles on December 27, 1791 and died in the same city on July 27, 1865. He studied under Goubaud and Girodet-Trioson, and commenced exhibiting at the Paris Salon in 1819. There are several pictures by him at Versailles, among which are 'The Battle of Saucourt' and 'Charibert.'


Jean-Joseph Dassy was born on December 27, 1791 in Marseille. His father was a mason. His younger brother Louis-Toussaint Dassy was destined for the priesthood while his other two younger brothers, Pierre and Hippolyte, helped their father in his marble workshop. Three of his sisters were nuns.

Initially a student of Goubaud and Aubert at the École des Beaux-Arts in Marseille, he then went to Paris where, in 1817, he became one of the best students of Girodet-Trioson.[1]


Historical scenes[edit]

Museum of Art and History of Cholet[edit]

  • General Précy, 1829,[2] deposit of the National Museum of the Castles of Versailles and Trianon, 1914.

Hall of the Crusades, Versailles[edit]

  • Combat of Robert, Duke of Normandy, with a Saracen Warrior

National Museum of the Castles of Versailles and Trianon[edit]

  • Caribert, Frankish King of Paris and Western Gaul (died in 567)
  • Louis I the Pious (778-840), Emperor of the West

Religious scenes[edit]


  1. ^ Masson, Paul (under the direction of), Encyclopédie départementale des Bouches-du-Rhône (in French), Departmental archives of the Bouches-du-Rhône, Marseille, 17 volumes published from 1913 to 1937, Volume VI, p. 402.
  2. ^ "The works of Jean-Joseph Dassy". L'Internaute. Retrieved 17 May 2014.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Dassy, Jean Joseph". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.

Further reading[edit]

  • Parrocel, Étienne-Antoine (1862). "Annales de la peinture" (in French). Ch. Albessard and Bérard. pp. 428–429.
  • Alauzen, André; Laurent Noet (1986). "Dictionnaire des peintres et sculpteurs de Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur" (in French). Jeanne Laffitte. p. 148. ISBN 9782862764412. Missing or empty |url= (help)