Pancrace Bessa

male / French
watercolorist, illustrator, painter, draftsman
Worked in the gardens of Malmaison ; worked with Redouté ; in 1816 was appointed "Peintre de fleurs pour la Duchesse de Berry" ; in 1820 was appointed "Maître de dessin pour la Duchesse de Berry" ; succeeded in 1823 Gérard Van Spaendonkc as professeur d'iconographie des Plantes in the 'Musée d'Histoire Naturelle' ; worked as "Maître de dessin" in the 'Ecole de la Légion d'Honneur' in Ecouen
Paris 1772
Écouen (Val d'Oise) 1838/1846
according to Thieme/Becker 1908 died c. 1835, but there is a work dated 1838; according to Saur 1992- and Bénézit 1999 died in 1846 ; according to Hardouin-Fugier 1981 died on 11/06/1846
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probably identic to Pietro Bessa
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1806 - 1838
between 1806-1831 at the Paris Salon
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
botanical representation, flower piece, bird scene, fruit piece
Entered on: 1991-11-21; Modification on: 2018-07-23


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