Rosa Bonheur: The Horse Fair

Date and time

Wednesday 31 May, 1–1.30pm

Room A

Al Johnson


Admission free

Rosa Bonheur established a successful career as an artist in a period when there were very few successful women artists. While studying the horse fair outside Paris in preparation for this painting, she had to wear men's clothes to avoid unwanted attention.

Join Al Johnson to find out more about this fascinating artist and her remarkable painting. 

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Image above: Detail from Rosa Bonheur and Nathalie Micas, The Horse Fair, 1855