top of page

REF: D0085

A Finely Cast Animalier Bronze of a Bull, after Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)

  • A Finely Cast Animalier Bronze of a Bull, after Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)


    This finely sculpted & patinated animalier bronze known as ‘Bull’ or ‘Taureau Beuglant’ was originally sculpted circa 1845 by highly acclaimed 19th century French artist, Marie Rosalie (Rosa) Bonheur.

    Shown standing upon a naturalistically modelled base, the bovine figure exhibits exceptional detail to musculature, proportion & definition, together with a superior handling of patination, signed in the mold Rosa B.

    Dimensions, 5.5” high x 8.5” wide x 3.75” deep. Weight, 3.8 Lbs.


    Marie Rosalie (Rosa) Bonheur (1822-1899) was a member of the Animalier School of Sculptors, and in addition to having been a highly accomplished sculptor, she also exhibited paintings at the Paris Salon from 1841 until 1853, winning the Gold Medal twice, first in 1948 and again in 1849.

    She is listed on page #175 in the reference guide titled 'Bronze Sculpture of “Les Animaliers” by Jane Horswell', along with the illustration & description of this model as found on page #180.

    In that same reference guide, it states …"she (Rosa Bonheur) was a superb draughtsman, and the worth of her sculpture lies in its basic realism – not ‘humanised, her pictorial portrayal of the animal is absolutely as it exists in nature”.


    Rosa Bonheur's bronzes are known to have been cast by the Peyrol Foundry, which was owned by Rosa Bonheur’s brother-in-law, Hippolyte Peyrol. Several examples attributed to Rosa Bonheur but do not bear the Peyrol foundry mark are often deemed as being cast by the Peyrol foundry, however we would not make that claim regarding this casting without a high degree of certainty.

  • Please contact us by either phone at
    (613) 741-8565

    - or -

    By email through our Contact Page.

    Please allow 24hr - 48hrs for replies.


bottom of page