Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rosa (Marie-Rosalie) Bonheur (1822 - 1899)


Rarely during the nineteenth century did the artistic career and recognition of a woman eclipse that of her male counterparts. History recognizes few females from this period in the position of artistic authority, but Rosa Bonheur established herself as the foremost “animalier,” or animal painter, linked with landscape painting and the Realist tradition.

Rosa was a French realist painter and sculptor. Her father was a landscape painter taught by Henri de Saint-Simon. She was the sister of artist Auguste Bonheur and sculptor Isidore Jules Bonheur and the instructor of Anna Elizabeth Klumpke, with whom she later resided.




Bouquetins en montagne
Oil/canvas
Size 46x38.5 cm

COWS UNDER THE YOKE
Dimensions: 9 3/4 by 13 3/4 in. (alt: 25 by 35 cm) watercolor on paper

A BUCK AND DOE IN THE FOREST Attributed to Rosa Bonheur
Dimensions: 10¼ x 14½ in. 
Rosa (Marie-Rosalie) Bonheur (1822 - 1899)
KING OF THE FOREST
Dimensions: 61 1/8 by 35 3/8 in. pastel on paper laid down on canvas

Rosa (Marie-Rosalie) Bonheur (1822 - 1899)
THE OLD MONARCH
9 3/4 by 13 1/8 in. watercolor on paper



http://zaidan.ca/Art_Gallery/Bonheur_Rosa/Rosa-Bonheur.htm