This is different from what we’ve seen so far, isn’t it? =)
Rosa Bonheur, The Horse Fair, 1853-55 (Click the image)
At a time when landscapes and still life were increasingly popular, Rosa Bonheur painted animal paintings and every day life. She was supported by two art dealers who sold her paintings as decoration for the middle class. Unlike many artists, especially women artists, at the time, she was actually making an income.
Bonheur is known for being against marriage for she thought it would make her lose her independence, and she believed that trousers “led to an independence of spirit”. For this particular painting, she went to the horse fairs as a man to sketch.