French Sculpture Census

photo credit : ph. courtesy Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia
artist © : public domain

BONHEUR, Rosa
Bordeaux, Gironde 1822 - Thomery, Seine-et-Marne 1899

Taureau beuglant
Bellowing Bull

bronze with brown patina

statuette
5 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 8 1/4
signed: ROSA B.

Acc. No. : 1994.93
Credit Line : Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger

Athens, Georgia, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia

https://georgiamuseum.org/

Provenance

  • 1994, Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed August 29, 2017)
  • 1996 Luciano
    Eleonora Luciano, Animals in Bronze. The Michaels and Mary Erlanger Collection of Animalier Bronzes, [Athens], Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 1996, n° 14, p. 36-37

Comment



1996 Luciano, p. 36:
The signature ROSA B. is typical of the artist and shows her originality in preferring to stress her first name. The animal's very life-like bellowing posture is unique and suggests action.