Rosa Bonheur

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BONHEUR Rosa A Tiger Resting On A Ledge

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Variants on Artist's name :

Bonheur Marie-Rosalie

 

Artworks in Arcadja
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Rosa Bonheur - The Duel

Rosa Bonheur - The Duel

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Lot number: 28
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Rosa Raymond Bonheur (French, 1822-1899) The Duel signed and dated 'Rosa-Bonheur-1895-' (lower left) oil on canvas 58 7/8 x 95 in. (149.5 x 241.3 cm.) Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, Madison, New Jersey. Her estate sale; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 14 May 1976, lot 18. The Warner Collection of Gulf States Paper Corporation, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Their sale; Sotheby's, New York, 3 June 1994, lot 173. Marshall B. Coyne, Washington, D. C., acquired at the above sale. His sale; Sotheby's, New York, 6-7 June 2001, lot 401. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner. L. Roger-Milès, Rosa Bonheur, Sa Vie - Son Oeuvre, Paris, 1900, pp. 132-134. H. Roujon, 'Rosa Bonheur', Les Peintres Illustrés, Paris, n. d., pl. VI. A. Klumpke, Rosa Bonheur, Paris, 1908, p. 420, illustrated p. 31. New York, Shepherd & Derom Galleries, French Landscapes 1820-1880, Fall 2001, no. 6, illustrated. 'I am a student of my father and beautiful nature', claimed Rosa Bonheur. This remarkable woman was mainly self-educated. Although she was taught by her father, who had some artistic training, Rosa Bonheur never attended formal art classes and her academic education was sketchy. At the age of thirty-eight, she secluded herself in a country estate and for the next forty years, she dedicated herself to the unremitting study of painting. A perceptive observer of nature throughout her entire life, she applied her meticulous draftsmanship to capture the splendor of the plant and animal kingdoms. Her dedication to the Realist aesthetic led her to maintain a small menagerie of her own. In addition, she tirelessly visited the slaughterhouses, a highly unusual practice for a woman of the 19th century. These visits allowed her to supplement her diligent study of animal anatomy and facilitated her interest and desire for authenticity in representing her animal subjects. Bonheur cropped her hair and donned male attire, following the example of the female writer George Sand, a literary giant and great inspiration to the artist. As Rosa Bonheur explained to her companion and biographer Anna Klumpke, who questioned her preference for masculine attire, 'If you see me dressed as I am, it is not at all with the aim of making myself interesting, as all to many women have tried, but simply in order to facilitate my work. Remember that at a certain period I spent whole days at in the slaughterhouses. Indeed you have to love your art in order to live in pools of blood... I was also fascinated with horses, and where better can one study these animals than at the fairs? I have no alternative but to realize that the garments of my own sex were a total nuisance'. Bonheur enjoyed great success at the Paris Salons, receiving both critical and popular acclaim. One of the greatest triumphs came with her masterpiece The Horse Fair, now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which she based in large part on drawings done at the horse market near La Salpêtrière. This 1853 Salon entry changed the course of her career fundamentally and had enormous impact on her rise to prominence as an artist. In the present work, Bonheur represents the notorious battle scene from the British Stud Book. The bay Godolphin Arabian, shown overpowering the white English stallion Hobgoblin, was the sire of the future English thoroughbred. The horse was foaled in Yemen and given to The Bey of Tunis who presented the stallion to the French King, Louis XV, who did not take to the horse's proportions. The stallion was later allegedly discovered between the shafts of a cart by Edward Cook, who sold him to Francis Godolphin, the second Earl of Godolphin. This duel between the two great horses shows the Arabian demonstrating his superiority over Lord Godolphin's former favorite stallion. In the right background stands the mare Roxanna, who had been promised to the vanquished Hobgoblin. This fierce duel is for the female, who is now destined to become the mate of the suddenly victorious Godolphin Arabian. In her biography, Bonheur suggests that a 1794 etching by the famous British animal painter George Stubbs entitled Horses Fighting greatly inspired this work. A preliminary drawing for this painting can be seen at the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris. An engraving of this work was executed by J. P. Pratt. We are grateful to Annie-Paule Quinsac for confirming the authenticity of this painting.
Rosa Bonheur - Indian On Horseback

Rosa Bonheur - Indian On Horseback

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Lot number: 70010
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Description: ROSA BONHEUR (French, 1822-1899) Indian on Horseback, circa 1889 Watercolor on paper 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) (sight) Signed lower left: Rosa Bonheur PROVENANCE: Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Harry and Connie Lockwood, Cincinnati, Ohio; Santa Fe Art Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Midwestern Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio (labels verso). EXHIBITED: C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana, "Rosa Bonheur", February 23, 1989, L89.5.26 (label verso).
Rosa Bonheur - A Sketch Of Two Mountain Goats In A Landscape

Rosa Bonheur - A Sketch Of Two Mountain Goats In A Landscape

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Lot number: 45
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Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822-1899) A sketch of two mountain goats in a landscape signed 'Rosa Bonheur' (lower right) oil on canvas 19 x 25 1/4in (48.3 x 64.1cm) PROVENANCE: Joseph C. Kice; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, gifted from the above. We are grateful to Professor Annie-Paule Quinsac for confirming the attribution to Rosa Bonheur on the basis of photographs.
Rosa Bonheur - A Tiger Resting On A Ledge

Rosa Bonheur - A Tiger Resting On A Ledge

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Lot number: 87
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Rosa Raymond Bonheur (Bordeaux 1822-1899 Thomery) A tiger resting on a ledge watercolor heightened with white 10 x 14 7/8 in. (25.2 x 37.8 cm.) with a fake Delacroix studio stamp (not in Lugt). J.E. Caldwell, Philadelphia. with Wildenstein, New York, 1949. Mrs. Richard S. David, Minneapolis. W. Friedlaender, De David à Delacroix, ed. Cambridge, Mass., 1952, pl. 77 (as Delacroix). L.-A. Prat, 'Eugène Delacroix; un peu de Bonheur...', Revue de l'art, no. 136, 2002, pp. 67-69 (as Bonheur). Paris, l'Orangerie, De Clouet à Matisse, dessins français des collections américaines, 1958-9, no. 119 (as Delacroix). Frankfurt, Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Eugène Delacroix - Themen und Variationen - Arbeiten auf Papier, 1987-8, no. I.19 (as Delacroix). This vivid watercolor of a tiger resting on a ledge had a traditional attribution to Eugène Delacroix until it was convincingly re-attributed to Rosa Bonheur by Louis-Antoine Prat (op. cit.) who connected it and another watercolor to a painting of the same subject and similar composition by the female artist. Prat's attribution to Bonheur is based upon several factors: first, the fake Delacroix studio stamp at the lower left of the sheet; second, the appearance of another watercolor of nearly identical composition (and also bearing a fake Delacroix collector's mark), despite the fact that Delacroix never repeated his watercolor compositions; third, the appearance at auction in Paris in 2001 of an oil sketch of two resting tigers -- one in an almost identical pose to the one in the present sheet -- bearing the studio stamp of Bonheur (Prat, op. cit., fig. 3). Rosa Bonheur came from a family of artists and achieved great success in her lifetime for her work as a painter of animals. Prevented from studying at the Académie because of her sex, she learned anatomy by copying sketchbooks, visiting slaughterhouses and performing dissections of animals at the École nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort on the outskirts of Paris. She often repeated her studies in her paintings. The present watercolor does display her typical stylistic characteristics as described by Prat - an almost portrait-like presentation of the animal who is depicted in a slightly elongated, languid pose.
Rosa Bonheur - Shepherd And His Flock By A Stream

Rosa Bonheur - Shepherd And His Flock By A Stream

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Lot number: 18
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Lot 18 Rosa Bonheur French, 1822-1899 Shepherd and His Flock by a Stream Signed Rosa Bonheur (lr); stamped with artist's estate seal VENTE ROSA BONHEUR 1900 on the backing Pencil heightened with white chalk on brown paper 8 1/2 x 13 inches Provenance: Artist's estate sale, Georges Petit, 30 May 1900 Ex coll. Worcester Reed Warner, Tarrytown, NY Thence by decent in the family to Mavis Dunlap Fowler, Easton, MD Private collection, Easton, MC C Sold for $344 (Includes Buyer's Premium) Estimate $300-500 Very toned. Torn at corners. Small loss at center left edge, portion torn off contained within the frame. Paper is very brittle. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE FROM THE FRAME. THE PAPER IS EXTREMELY DELICATE. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
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