Update: The safety and well-being of our members, friends and staff are our top priority. In an effort to take precautions related to the COVID-19 outbreak, and to support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus, FHS’ Paris Chapter has decided to postpone its Day Outing to Rosa Bonheur’s home and studio at the Château de By. Stay tuned for updates regarding a new date.
Katherine Brault, current owner of the Château de By, will welcome us and share with us throughout the day, with her unique passion and enthusiasm, the life and work of 19th-century painter Rosa Bonheur.
The Château de By, property of the famous painter Rosa Bonheur, was selected as one of the 18 emblematic sites for the Loto du Patrimoine for 2019 by La Fondation du Patrimoine and by the mission chaired by Stéphane Bern. President Emmanuel Macron visited the site accompanied by Ministers Franck Riester and Jean Michel Blanquer.
At age 37, Rosa Bonheur acquired this château. She was then a renowned artist, so she was able to acquire this property and create her large studio. Rosa Bonheur was a figure of feminism, who remained single to ensure her independence, had short hair, smoked cigarettes and wore pants (with the authorization of the police headquarters!). With numerous commissions to fill, she acquired an international reputation. Friend of the Empress Eugénie, presented to Queen Victoria, she received Buffalo Bill at the Château de By. Her only heir was Anna Klumpke, her American portrait painter, biographer and translator, with whom she developed a great friendship. Her works appear in the largest American museums including the famous “The Horse Fair” offered by the American billionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt to the MET in New York.
Visit in French.
Meet at the bus at Place du Trocadéro between avenue Georges Mandel and avenue Paul Doumer for departure at 9:00 am sharp
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