Bordeaux, Gironde 1822 - Thomery, Seine-et-Marne 1899
Maker: Peyrol, H.
original model made in 1846
bronze, dark brown patina, on wooden base
Dimensions (HxWxD): 5 3⁄4 x 11 3⁄8 (without base)
signed on base: Rosa.B
mark, on side of base, stamped: PEYROL [H. Peyrol, Founder, Paris]
Acc. No.: 39.65.62 a, b
Credit Line: Bequest of Jacob Ruppert, 1939
Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, May 13, 2011
- 1939, Bequest of Jacob Ruppert
- 1900 Roger-Milès
L. Roger-Milès, Rosa Bonheur, Paris, 1900, p. 139, ill.
-  Klumpke
Anna Klumpke, Rosa Bonheur, Paris, , p. 193, 429
- 1939 Remington
Preston Remington, "The bequest of Jacob Ruppert: Sculpture", Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. XXXIV, 1939 (July), p. 169-172
- Rosa Bonheur made figures such as this primarily to serve as models for sketches which would be useful in her paintings. Several paintings have been related to this piece: Boeufs et taureau (Race du Cantal) shown in the 1848 Salon, or Troupeau de boeufs près d'un gué (1847) or Boeufs bretons (Cattle or Brittany Cattle).