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Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur, Plowing in the Nivernais, 1849

Video (3:28): Rosa Bonheur, Plowing in the Nivernais (or The First Dressing), oil on canvas, 1849 (Musée d’Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

Rosa Bonheur in her garden

Painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)

Anna Klumpke, an American lesbian painter from Boston, met French painter Rosa Bonheur in 1887. They became friends and Anna Klumpke’s biography ‘Rosa Bonheur: sa vie, son oeuvre’ about her colleague was published in 1909.