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Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899 ) was a French animaliere and realist artist, one of few female sculptors. As a painter she became famous primarily for two chief works: Ploughing in the Nivernais, which was first exhibited at the Salon of 1848, and is now in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris depicts a team of oxen ploughing a field while attended by peasants set against a vast pastoral landscape; and, The Horse Fair , which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur is widely considered to have been the most famous woman painter of the nineteenth century.   more from wikipedia »