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Rosa Bonheur at the Musée des Beaux-Arts [Bordeaux]

Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)
18 May – 18 September 2022

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) in Bordeaux, the Musée des Beaux-Arts have organised a major retrospective of her work. A true icon of women's liberation, Rosa Bonheur competed with the greatest masters of the animal painting genre, long reserved for men, and was committed to the recognition of animals in their uniqueness. A Lion’s Head, lent by the Royal Collection, is a fine example of Bonheur’s great technical mastery, showcasing her ability to render both the anatomy and the psychology of animals. The exhibition will transfer to Musée d'Orsay in Paris later this year, opening on 17th October.


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