Art Is A Tyrant by Catherine Hewitt


ISBN
9781785786594
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
484
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

'[A] diligently researched, beautifully produced and insistently sympathetic biography.' - Guardian

A new biography of the wildly unconventional 19th-century animal painter and gender equality pioneer Rosa Bonheur, from the author of the acclaimed Mistress of Paris and Renoir's Dancer.

Rosa Bonheur was the very antithesis of the feminine ideal of 19th-century society. She was educated, she shunned traditional 'womanly' pursuits, she rejected marriage - and she wore trousers. But the society whose rules she spurned accepted her as one of their own, because of her genius for painting animals.

She shared an intimate relationship with the eccentric, self-styled inventor Nathalie Micas, who nurtured the artist like a wife. Together Rosa, Nathalie and Nathalie's mother bought a chateau and with Rosa's menagerie of animals the trio became one of the most extraordinary households of the day.

Catherine Hewitt's compelling new biography is an inspiring evocation of a life lived against the rules.
24.99

This product is unable to be ordered online. Please check in-store availability.


Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.

Other Titles by Catherine Hewitt

The Mistress Of Paris
22.99
22.99
_% Off

You might also like

On Our Selection
19.95
19.95
_% Off
Frida
29.99
29.99
_% Off
Iwantja
by Unknown
79.99
79.99
_% Off

RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
The RRP set by overseas publishers may vary to those set by local publishers due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Due to our competitive pricing, we may have not sold all products at their original RRP.