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With soulful eyes, Barbaro dries off after a bath. Rosa Bonheur’s sensitivity to canine emotions (as well as her understanding of their anatomy) stands out here as she ably conveys the hunting dog’s desire to be free of his chain. Barbaro was one of several animals that Bonheur owned and painted at the Château de By, her home near the forest of Fontainebleau. The large size of the canvas and the prominent placement of the dog’s name on the wall lend this work the gravity and dignity of a portrait.

One of the most famous female painters of her day, Bonheur cut her hair short and obtained a special license from local police to wear trousers, a practice that was illegal for women at that time. These sartorial choices aided her work with animals and suited her belief in gender equality and her desire to break free of convention.

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About Our Prints

Philadelphia Museum of Art Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.
You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.

Member Discounts

As always, members will receive their discount for all transactions processed through our Custom Prints store. Simply enter your Member ID during the checkout process and your discount will be applied.