Rosa Bonheur

1822 - 1899

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Rosa Bonheur (born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur; 16 March 1822 – 25 May 1899) was a French artist known best as a painter of animals (animalière). She also made sculptures in a realist style. Her paintings include Ploughing in the Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848, and now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Fair (in French: Le marché aux chevaux), which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rosa Bonheur has received more than 1,286,548 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Rosa Bonheur is the 29th most popular sculptor (up from 34th in 2019), the 930th most popular biography from France (up from 1,080th in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Sculptor.

Rosa Bonheur is most famous for her paintings of animals, especially horses.

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Among sculptors, Rosa Bonheur ranks 29 out of 258Before her are Giovanni Pisano, Alexander Calder, Andrea Pisano, Paul Landowski, Gustav Vigeland, and Leochares. After her are Antoine Bourdelle, Andrea della Robbia, Claus Sluter, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Jacopo della Quercia, and Ossip Zadkine.

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Among people born in 1822, Rosa Bonheur ranks 18Before her are Charles Hermite, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Étienne Lenoir, Sa'id of Egypt, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, and Edmond de Goncourt. After her are Midhat Pasha, Adelaide of Austria, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, and Red Cloud. Among people deceased in 1899, Rosa Bonheur ranks 6Before her are Johann Strauss II, Alfred Sisley, Robert Bunsen, Leo von Caprivi, and Félix Faure. After her are Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Sophus Lie, Paul Reuter, Ernest Chausson, and Giovanni Segantini.

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In France

Among people born in France, Rosa Bonheur ranks 930 out of 6,770Before her are Louis Barthou (1862), Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758), Adela of Champagne (1140), Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), and Georges Bernanos (1888). After her are Manu Chao (1961), Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764), Joseph Babinski (1857), Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), Philibert II, Duke of Savoy (1480), and François Christophe de Kellermann (1735).

Among SCULPTORS In France

Among sculptors born in France, Rosa Bonheur ranks 7Before her are Auguste Rodin (1840), Camille Claudel (1864), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Giambologna (1529), Marie Tussaud (1761), and Paul Landowski (1875). After her are Antoine Bourdelle (1861), Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741), Louise Bourgeois (1911), François Rude (1784), Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716), and Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714).