Alexandre Hesse (French, 1806-1879)
Portrait of a Handsome Young Gentleman, 1838
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left and dated 1838
25 1/2 in. h. x 21 1/2 in. w., canvas
31 in. h. x 26 in. w., as framed
Alexandre Jean Baptiste Hesse (1806 – 1879), was a French painter.
He was born in Paris as the son of Henri-Joseph Hesse, a portrait and miniature painter. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts there where he was taught by Jean-Victor Bertin and Antoine Jean Gros. In 1830 he visited Venice and is known for portraits and religious works. He died in Paris.
Alexandre Hesse (French, 1806-1879) Portrait of a Handsome Young Gentleman, 1838