Bonheur Postcard - El Cid, Portrait of a Lion

Bonheur Postcard - El Cid, Portrait of a Lion

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Rosa Bonheur (1822 - 1899)
El Cid, Portrait of a Lion (detail), 1879
Oil on canvas. H. 95 ; l. 76 cm
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. Don d'Ernest Gambart, 1879
© Photo Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid
© Rmn - Grand Palais, Paris 2022

Exhibition Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)
Bordeaux, Musée des beaux-arts, May - September 2022
Paris, musée d'Orsay, October 2022 - January 2023


Dimensions :
10,5 x 15 cm
Original work kept at :
Madrid - Museo Nacional del Prado
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Artist :
Rosa Bonheur (dit), Bonheur Marie Rosalie (1822-1899)
Art movements :
19th century, Realism
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The artist

Rosa Bonheur (dit), Bonheur Marie Rosalie (1822-1899)

Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, known as Rosa Bonheur, born on March 16, 1822 in Bordeaux and died on May 25, 1899 in Thomery, was a French painter and sculptor, specializing in genre scenes with animals, animal painting and sculpture. The fame she enjoyed during her lifetime quickly faded after her death; her painting was too far from modern trends. From 1980 onwards, biographical publications associated her with the beginnings of feminism because of the very emancipated life she led.