Monday, August 21, 2017

Portrait of Col. William F. Cody (1889)

Rosa Bonheur: Portrait of Col. William F. Cody

Buffalo Bill enthralled Europeans with his Wild West exhibition when he took it to Paris in 1889. Bonheur visited the grounds of Cody's Wild West to sketch the exotic American animals and the Indian warriors with their families. Cody, in turn, accepted the invitation of Rosa Bonheur to visit her chateau in Fontainebleau where she painted this portrait. For Rosa Bonheur, Buffalo Bill embodied the freedom and independence of the United States. [Wikimedia Commons]

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Norbert Goeneutte (1889)

Norbert Goeneutte: An Elegant Lady on a Balcony
 Norbert Goeneutte: Anna Goeneutte Wearing a Beret
Norbert Goeneutte: Reine Goeneutte Washing the Young Jean Guerard in the Artist's Studio