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Reclining Ox

Artist:
Rosa Bonheur (French, Bordeaux 1822–1899 Thomery)
Founder:
Cast by François-August-Hippolyte Peyrol (French, 1856–1929)
Date:
modeled 1846
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Bronze, dark brown patina; wood base
Dimensions:
Overall (without base): 5 3/4 × 11 3/8 in. (14.6 × 28.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Bequest of Jacob Ruppert, 1939
Accession Number:
39.65.62a, b
Not on view
Bonheur made figures such as this primarily to serve as models for sketches which would be useful in her paintings.
Signature: On base; Rosa B.

Marking: On side of base, stamped: PEYROL (founder's mark)
Jacob Ruppert (until 1939; bequeathed to MMA)
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