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.

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