Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur was a French artist (an animalière (painter of animals)) and sculptor, known for her artistic realism. Her most well-known paintings are Ploughing in the Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848, and now at Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Fair (in French: Le marché aux chevaux), which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur is widely considered to be the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century.

Henri Dupre

Henri Dupre was a 20th century French impressionist artist known for his beautiful landscape paintings that are characteristic of the impressionist movement. Impressionism is an art movement that originated in Paris in the mid-19th century and rose to popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century. Impressionist artists capture the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. Many impressionist painters like Dupre depict outdoor scenes in bright and vibrant color. Dupre is a well-listed highly collectible artist.