Marie-Rosalie Bonheur (also called Rosa Bonheur), French
Oil on canvas
38 x 51 1/4 inches (96.5 x 130.2 cm)
Gift of John G. Johnson for the W. P. Wilstach Collection, 1900
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Paintings of working dogs, pet dogs and a caricature of the important Philadelphia art collector John G. Johnson are included in this installation. With the exception of Edwin Landseer's famous painting of a Newfoundland dog on loan from the Tate Gallery, London, all of the works are drawn from the Museum's holdings.
Ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, these pictures reveal a long tradition of animal imagery and the continuing influence of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting on nineteenth-century artists such as Landseer, Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, and Constant Troyon.