As the protegee of Corot and a sort of honorary Barbizon, Bonheur was always interested in the countryside, but her own preference was to populate it with the domestic animals that became her stock in trade. Cantal, the largest volcanic feature in Europe, is located in Frances Massif Central, a huge uplifted area that began forming approximately 350 million years ago during the creation of Pangea. Cantal has been quiet for 3 million years, but its geologic adventures have left it one of the most picturesque spots in France and a favorite with many French painters. Rosa Bonheur chose this magnificent backdrop for a painting of one of...
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