""the Horse Market" Rosa Bonheur."Superb cover of the masterpiece by Rosa Bonheur (1822 - 1899). This painting shows the horse market in Paris, Boulevard de l'Hôpital near the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, which can be seen on the left. For 18 months, from 1852 to 1853, Rosa Bonheur came to the market at least twice a week to make drawings and sketches, she was dressed as a man so as not to attract attention. This long preparatory work allowed him to give an account of the animal power which emerges from this scene. Inspired by George Stubbs and Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix and Greek sculpture, she qualified this painting as being her frieze of the Parthenon. The painting is exhibited for the first time, unfinished, at the Paris Salon of 1853 where it was very well received. The finished painting is then presented at the Universal Exhibition of 1855. This work is now kept at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Oil on canvas, painted in the 19th century.
Signed lower right "Léonard" and annotated "D 'Rosa Bonheur"
Very beautiful period frame.
Dimensions of the work: 52 cm x 102 cm
Dimensions of the frame: 77 cm x127 cm
Very good condition.
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