Rosa Bonheur

Mar 16, 1822 - May 25, 1899

Rosa Bonheur, born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, was a French artist, mostly a painter of animals but also a sculptor, in a realist style. Her best-known paintings are Ploughing in the Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848, and now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Fair, which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur was widely considered to be the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century.
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