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- 'Waterfall beneath a High Bridge', Thomas Creswick
- 'The Castalian Spring', Thomas Creswick
- 'The Ruins of the Château d'Apchon', Auguste Bonheur
- 'Poor Travellers at the Door of a Capuchin Convent', William Collins
- 'Lago Maggiore', James Baker Pyne
- 'The Windmill', Thomas Creswick
- 'Ploughing Scene, Morning', Auguste Bonheur
- 'The Cow at the Watering Place', Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
- 'Lake Scene', Sir Edwin Landseer
- 'The Valley of the Thames', Keeley Halswelle
- 'Landscape, Hampstead', John Everett Millais
- 'Morning', Thomas Creswick
- 'Sonning Weir', Keeley Halswelle
- 'The return from the mill', Rosa Bonheur
'The return from the mill', Rosa Bonheur
This French artist was a specialist in animals. The texture in the coats of the horse and donkey show that her style was rooted in direct observation of nature. She kept a small menagerie, visited slaughterhouses and dissected animals to gain anatomical knowledge. Her work was especially popular with English collectors.
At a time when it was exceptional for women to have independent careers, Bonheur was a feminist ahead of her time. She had short hair, smoked and wore masculine clothing.
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Date: date unknown; perhaps about 1860
Accession No: WAG 185