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Title Landscape with Cattle
Collection Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Artist Bonheur, Auguste-François (French painter, 1824-1884)
Date Earliest possibly about 1860
Date Latest possibly about 1870
Signed yes
Description The later work of the French painter Auguste-François Bonheur is dominated by realist animal scenes for which there was a ready market. This is a typical example; a landscape with cows grazing and a cow suckling a calf. Bonheur studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Paul Delaroche. He first specialised in portrait and genre and later painted mostly animals. He exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon and at the Royal Academy. Bonheur's subjects are typical of Realism and he was often praised for his detailed paintings and the anatomical accuracy of his animal paintings.
Current Accession Number 1596
Inscription front ll Auguste Bonheur.
Subject landscape; animal (cows)
Measurements 101.3 x 140.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Sir F. T. Mappin 1891.
Publications Bénézit, E. (ed.),Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs Paris,1976; Thieme, U., Becker, F. (ed.) Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, Leipzig, 1980-86.
Rights Owner Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Author Katia Mai
 

 

 

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