"Taureau Beuglant”, bronze sculpture | Rosa Bonheur & Peyrol
ITEM #: 812RQH02Q
BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A BELLOWING BULL BY ROSA BONHEUR
"Taureau Beuglant”, Peyrol foundry mark along back edge
Item # 812RQH02Q
A finely cast bronze sculpture after the model by Rosa Bonheur, this gorgeous little work of a bellowing bull is finished in a most attractive reddish-brown patina with a chaotic rubbed gilding, entirely original and remaining in excellent condition. The cast is carefully chiseled and the finishing quality is simply gorgeous - cast and finished by the Peyrol foundry, the primary founder for her sculptures with renown for singularly excellent craftsmanship, the bull is a picture of realism. Even the bull’s coat is carefully chiseled to create the surface texture of hair, allowing the darker patina to react more fully in the recesses along the sides of his body, while more fully developed hair is cast along his head and back. The naturalistic base is signed “Rosa B.”
For serious collectors of French sculpture of the period, particularly of the Animaliers, this is an exquisite find.
Literature and research:
- Horswell, Jane, "Les Animaliers”
- Kjellberg, Pierre, "Bronzes of the 19th Century", page 106-7
- Forrest, Michael, "Art Bronzes", page 471
Measurements: 3 7/8” D x 8 1/2” W x 6” H
Some patina discoloration, including a black discoloration in his ribs. Overall in exceptional condition.