Bordeaux 1824 - 1884 Bellevue Seine-et-Oise
Rights held by: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris
Hailing from a family of painters, including his father and first teacher Raymond Bonheur, as well as his siblings, Rosa, Isidore, and Juliette, Auguste Bonheur was a celebrated painter of landscapes and animals. He studied at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris, under Paul Delaroche and exhibited regularly at the Salon, as well as the Royal Academy in London. In 1867, he received the Legion of Honor.
Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Oil on canvas
41.5 × 32 cm
This can be found in Gallery 11: The Arts of the 20th Century