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ROSA BONHEUR (BORDEAUX 1822-1899 THOMÉRY)
Property from the Newark Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund
ROSA BONHEUR (BORDEAUX 1822-1899 THOMÉRY)

Salers cattle in the Auvergne

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ROSA BONHEUR (BORDEAUX 1822-1899 THOMÉRY)
Salers cattle in the Auvergne
signed and dated 'Rosa Bonheur 67'
black and white chalk, some stumping, pastel
15 3/8 x 19 ¾ in. (39 x 50.2 cm.)
Provenance
with Galerie Hainemann, Munich.
W. Clark Symington, acquired in Switzerland, 1925, and given to
the Newark Museum in 1952 (inv. 52.42).

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Lot Essay

This drawing, undoubtedly made as an independent work, combines an accurate depiction of Salers cattle with a dramatic rendering of the Auvergne mountains – a subject treated more often by the artist, for instance in a painting in the R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana (R. Shriver, Rosa Bonheur: With a Checklist of Works in American Collections, Phildelphia, 1982, p. 53, ill.; see also the print after Bonheur in J. Cernogora et al., Rosa Bonheur: L’Éloge du monde animal, exhib. cat. Vernon, Musée de Vernon, ill. p. 21).

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