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Bordeaux born, son of the established painter, Raymond Bonheur, and brother to Rosa & Juliet, both of whom achieved great success as painters and sculptors; studied under his father at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts; exhibited at the Paris salon in 1848 the first of the animalier works which established his fame; Gold Medal winner at the Paris Universelle Exposition of 1899; elected to the Legion d’Honneur in 1895; A monumental pair of lions, cast by Hippolyte Peyrol, his father-in-law, stand on the pillars of the staircase at the Palais de Justice, Place Dauphine, Paris; his statue of Rosa Bonheur may be seen in Fontainebleau; the Bordeaux & Toulouse Museums of Fine Arts show many of his ouevers. His clients included Edward VIIth of England and His Imperial Majesty, The Sultan Abdülhamid II, Emperor of the Ottomans, Caliph of the Faithful.
|Height||104.50 cm||(41.14 inches)|
|Width||108.00 cm||(42.52 inches)|
|Depth||26.00 cm||(10.24 inches)|