Studies of A Horse and Rider - Long Scarf (Super Fine Wool)Dahesh Museum of Art
Warm and delicately lightweight, Annada’s wool scarves in a super fine wool finish are ideal for warmth and coziness in trans-seasonal weather. Featuring artwork Studies of A Horse and Rider, by artist Rosa Bonheur, this long scarf will bring a luxe touch to any ensemble.
Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822 - 1899)
Rosa Bonheur was one of the most famous animal painters of the 19th century. In an era when pursuing a serious career as an artist was very difficult for women, she achieved international fame, won the highest artistic and government awards, and was the first woman to be made Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1865. Animals were her passion. She carefully observed nature, often visiting horse fairs and slaughter houses— dressed in men’s clothing for comfort, a habit she continued for the rest of her life, and created numerous studies before executing finished paintings. Bonheur’s Studies of a Horse and Rider demonstrates her accurate rendering of the horses’ powerful musculature, and may be related to her famous Horse Fair (1883).
Original Artwork: Graphite on white wove paper, 29.8 x 45.1 cm, 11 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. Stamped signature lower right: Rosa Bonheur.
Fabric: 100% Super Fine Wool
Size: 200 x 70 cm / 78.7 x 27.5 in