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BONHEUR, Rosa

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

Lion

Lion

c. 1880

bronze

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 15 12 x 22 in.

inscribed: Rosa B.

Acc. No.: 1988.36.9

Credit Line: Bequest of Arthur Rubloff, 1988.36.9

Photo credit: ph. Art Institute of Chicago

© Artist:


Provenance

  • by 1986, Chicago, Arthur Rubloff (d. 1986)
  • 1988, bequeathed to the Art Institute

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, September 6, 2013
  • Regarding Rosa Bonheur's use of animals as subjects, see:
  • 1910 Stanton
    Theodore Stanton, Remininiscences of Rosa Bonheur (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1910), 342-345
  • 1981 Ashton
    Dore Ashton, Rosa Bonheur: a life and a legend (New York: Viking, 1981), 135-39.
  • 2007 Chadwick
    Whitney Chadwick, Women, Art, and Society (London: Thames and Hudson, 2007), 177, 189-97
  • Regarding Rosa Bonheur's interest in lions specifically, see:
  • 1997 Klumpke
    Anna Klumpke, “The Terrible Year: The Lions,” in Rosa Bonheur, The Artist’s (Auto)biography, trans. Gretchen van Slyke (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1997). Originally published in French in 1908.
  • For more information about Rosa Bonheur's life and work, see:
  • 1975 Sotheby's
    Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., Collection of Isidore and Rosa Bonheur, Pierre-Jules Mêne and Other Animalier Bronzes: The Property of the Late Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge (November 29 – December 3, 1975), lot 119.
  • 1976 Harris
    Ann Sutherland Harris, ed., Women Artists, 1550-1950, (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; New York: distributed by Random House, 1976), 223-5.
  • 1981 Boime
    Albert Boime, "The Case of Rosa Bonheur: Why Should a Woman Want to Be Like a Man", Art History, volume 4, (1981): 384-409.
  • 1997 Helbronner
    Evelyne Helbronner, “Rosa Bonheur sculpteur,” in Rosa Bonheur 1822-1899, exh. cat., ed. François Ribemont (Bordeaux: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, 1997), 113-22.
  • 1998 Quinsac
    Annie-Paule Quinsac, “Rosa Bonheur: The Question of Probity in Craft,” in Rosa Bonheur: All Nature’s Children, exh. cat. (New York: Dahesh Museum, 1998), 25-49