[Labourage nivernais, also called Le Sombrage (Ploughing in Nevers, also called The First Dressing).]
Colour printed mezzotint, 295 x 530mm. 11½ x 20¾".
Two teams of Charolais-Nivernais oxen pulling heavy ploughs in the Nivernais landscape of France. After Rosa Bonheur's (1822 – 1899) oil dated 1849. The French State commissioned the painting from Bonheur in 1848 for the Musée de Lyon, but decided to keep it in Paris, at the Musée du Luxembourg. When the artist died it was put in the Louvre and is now part of the Musée d'Orsay collection.
[Ref: 9449] £240.00