Rosa’s Animals (Hardcover)

The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie

By Maryann Macdonald

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419728501, 64pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

List Price: 21.99*
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About the Author

Maryann Macdonald is the author of 25 books for children. She lives in New York City.

Praise For Rosa’s Animals: The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie

"An elegant, insightful portrait of an artist worth knowing."

"Take note of this biography of an extraordinary painter"

"High-definition, full-page reproductions of her artwork, as well as supporting historical information about the era in which Bonheur lived, make this an accessible portrait of the artist."

"Macdonald pares Rosa’s biography down to accessible chapters, highlighting such interest-sparking details as the artist’s need for documented permission to dress as a man to attend horse fairs and the mid-century portrait dolls modeled after her that became something of a rage. Plentiful, generously scaled reproductions of Bonheur’s work and that of several contemporaries will lure in browsers, and discussion of the Impressionist movement that drove Realism from the field adds important context."

"A historically rich chronicle of artist Rosa Bonheur’s life."