19th Century French Oil on Canvas Cow Painting in Carved Gilt Frame
Set in the original carved gilt wood frame, this important oil on canvas painting was created in France, circa 1860. The large art work depicts a pastoral scene with cow mooing in the manner of Rosa Bonheur. The painting is in excellent condition with rich colors and wonderful details including the sky with clouds. Rosa Bonheur, born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur (1822-1899), was a French artist, mostly a painter of animals (animalière) but also a sculptor, in a realist style. Her best-known paintings are Ploughing in the Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848, and now at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Fair (in French: Le marché aux chevaux), which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur was widely considered to be the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century. Measures: 52.25″W x 41.5″D.
|Dimensions||52.25" W x 3.5" D x 41.5" H|