Thomas LANDSEER after Rosa BONHEUR
The Horse Fair, Paris
Presented at the Salon of 1853, this monumental painting of the Horse Fair in Paris (in the Metropolitan Museum collections, 240 x 500 cm [7-7/8 x 16-1/3 ft,.]) was the most acclaimed of Rosa Bonheur’s works. The artist worked a long time with preparatory drawings of the fair on Boulevard de l’Hôpital, dressed as a man in order to avoid excessive attention.
Exhibited in Paris, Gant and Bordeauc, the painting was then shown in England and the United States. Its success garnered numerous replicas. The most famous at the National Gallery in London served as a model for Thomas Landseer’s engraved print.
Condition report :
- Item(s) quantity: 1
- Subject height in cm : 50 cm
- Leaf height in cm : 50 cm
- Leaf width in cm : 106 cm
- Frame height in cm : 73 cm
- Frame width in cm : 126 cm
- Expertissim Reference: 2015030353