Percival Leonard Rosseau
(1859 - 1937)
Percival Leonard Rosseau was active/lived in North Carolina, Connecticut, Louisiana / France. Percival Rosseau is known for sporting dogs, birds and other animal in landscape paintings.
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Born of French descent in Pointe Coupée Parish, Louisiana, on September 21, 1859. His father and two older brothers were killed during the Civil War; his mother had also died, and the Union General W. T. Sherman destroyed the family plantation during the Mississippi campaign. Rosseau and his sister were rescued by a slave, and the two were raised by a family friend in Kentucky.
Rosseau was educated in a private school and taught to shoot and fish by his guardian. He began working at seventeen, trying his hand at various trades to earn a living for himself and a dowry for his sister. He worked as a cowboy along the Chisholm Trail from Mexico to Kansas for six years, then purchased a stand of timber with an eye towar
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