Rosa Bonheur

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Birthday
16, 1822
Birthplace
Bordeaux, France
Death Date
May 25, 1899 (77)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
16, 1822
Birthplace
Bordeaux, France
Death Date
May 25, 1899 (77)

About

French artist and sculptor known for her two famous works: Ploughing in the Nivernais in 1848 and The Horse Fair in 1853.

Before Fame

She started her artistic training when she was twelve years old and copied images from drawing books and sketching models.

Trivia

She was decorated with the Legion of Honour in France by the Empress Eugenie in 1865.

Family Life

She was born the oldest child in a family of artists in Bordeaux, Gironde.

Associated With

Her work Reminiscences of Rosa Bonheur was edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton's son, Theodore Stanton.