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    Sale 7438

    19th Century European Art

    23 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 65

    Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822-1899)

    Tethered pony

    Price Realised  

    Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822-1899)
    Tethered pony
    signed 'Rosa Bonheur' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    30 7/8 x 38½ in. (78.5 x 97.8 cm.)


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    Rosa Bonheur was established as one of the greatest animal painters of the 19th century at the 1853 Salon, where she exhibited Marché aux Chevaux de Paris. She had a large menagerie at her home in By whence she chose her subjects, such as the present lot, which appears to be the Shetland pony the artist owned in the 1860s.

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