Weaning the Calves

Artist: Rosa Bonheur (French, Bordeaux 1822–1899 Thomery)

Date: 1879

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 25 5/8 x 32 in. (65.1 x 81.3 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887

Accession Number: 87.15.109

Description

The scene is probably located on one of the high pasturelands of the Pyrenees. Rosa Bonheur took a trip there in 1850 and brought back many studies that she used throughout her career.

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