Rosa Bonheur: The Tilling
Rosa Bonheur focused on animals and farm labor in her work. If the date on this painting is accurate, she was 22 when it was done. She is considered to be the most famous female painter of the 19th century (at least, by Janson, H. W., Janson, Anthony F. History of Art. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers. 6th edition. ISBN 0-13-182895-9, page 674).