Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Late Evening
Late Evening
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 de la Legion d'Honneur in 1863 and continued painting until his death on February 21, 1884.