ROSA BONHEUR (French / 1822-1899)

Rosa Bonheur was born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur in Bordeaux. She studied under her father Raimond Bonheur; three of her siblings, Auguste, Juliette, and Isidore, were also artists. Rosa Bonheur required special dispensation from the Prefect of Police to wear male clothing while working. Her main theme as a painter and scultor was animals, both wild and domestic. Probably her most famous work is the enormous painting The Horse Fair, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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