The Wallace Collection

Talks and Lectures

Treasure of the Month: Rosa Bonheur, Brizo, A Shepherd’s Dog, France, 1864

Monday 7th April, 2014

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Stephen Duffy 

Rosa Bonheur, who specialised in animal paintings, was one of the most admired and successful French artists of the second half of the nineteenth century. Of the four paintings by her in the Wallace Collection probably the most popular is this portrait of an otter hound named after an ancient Greek goddess, the protector of sailors and fishermen.