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BONHEUR, Isidore-Jules

Bordeaux, Gironde 1827 - Paris 1901

Lion attaquant un gavial

Lion attacking a gavial crocodile

1860

terracotta

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 14 58 x 13 58 x 12 12; on base, H. 3 58; weight: 40.5 lb

Acc. No.: 79.238

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1979

Photo credit: 2012 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Provenance

  • Paris Art Market
  • To July 1979, Bruton, Somerset, England, Bruton Gallery
  • 1979, Museum Purchase

Bibliography

  • Museum's website
  • 1981 Ashton and Brown
    Dore Ashton and Denise Hare Brown, Rosa Bonheur: A Life and A Legend, New York, Viking Press, 1981, p. 100, ill.

Exhibitions

  • Museum's website, 2010

    1979 Bruton
    French Sculpture: An Anthology of French Sculpture with Drawings and Related Material, 1775-1945, Bruton, Somerset, Bruton Gallery, 7 April-26 May 1979, ill. p. 38

    1983 Washington
    Purchases by the Hirshhorn Museum, 1974-1983, Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 15 September-14 November 1983