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The Young Housewife

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Although largely self-taught, Bonvin was influenced by François-Marius Granet and Gustave Courbet. Accepted by the Salon from 1847, he was successful during the Second Empire and received the Légion d'honneur in 1870. A cabinet painting of a young woman peeling potatoes, this work’s realism is based in part on the genre scenes of Jean-Baptiste Chardin (1699–1779) and the seventeenth-century Dutch School.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    40.5 x 32.1 cm

  • Accession number

    NMW A 2644

  • Acquisition method

    purchased with the assistance of funds from the James Pyke Thompson Bequest, 1914


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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