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The younger brother of Rosa Bonheur, Auguste, like his sister, received his early training from his father and debuted at the Paris Salon in 1845 with Enfants aux Champs (Children in the Field). While his early work was of genre scenes and portraits, his sisters success as an animalier persuaded him to do similar paintings; he often copied her style and even her subject matter, as can be seen in the similarities between Cattle at Rest and Rosas Boeufs et Taureaux de la Race du Cantal only the landscape has really changed. But that in itself indicates the one...
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Auguste Bonheur, though he often painted domestic animals, preferred to work at landscapes. Seeking beautiful vistas, he became a seasoned traveler; as scholar Lydia Harambourg said of him, "He likes the steep and mountainous sites of the Auvergne and returns often to paint in the Cantal. Under the influence of his sister Rosa, his landscapes are enlivened with herds. He also works in the forest of Fontainebleau, Brittany, the Pyrenees, on the banks of the Rhine, and in Scotland." His work was often exhibited at the Paris Salon, winning medals in 1852, 1859, and 1861. He was named a Chevalier...
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