French, 1822 - 1899


Rosa Bonheur was best known for her large mid-nineteenth-century pictures of animals. But she was also accomplished when working on a smaller scale. This exquisite study shows the detail and accuracy that characterize her work. Quite successful in her time, this artist’s treatment of animals continues to resonate today.

Medium: Pencil on paper

Inscriptions: Singed lower right: "Rosa Bonheur"

Dimensions: H: 4 x W: 6 1/2 in.

Place: France

Accession: 0019

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Works on Paper - Subject Pictures

Tags: Cow , Calf , Livestock

Purchased May 15, 1980 from Paul Weis.