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The Horse Fair

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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This is a copy of the most celebrated composition by Bonheur, the prime version of which was worked on between 1852–1855. It was first shown at the Salon in 1853, to great acclaim, and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. That painting is over five metres wide, and there is also a half-size replica, made to facilitate prints, from 1855 in the National Gallery, London.

This copy was made for the film 'National Velvet'.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Coventry

Title

The Horse Fair

Date

1944

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 56.5 x W 117.5 cm

Accession number

VA.1997.0033

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mr C. F. Oliver, 1996

Work type

Painting

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