Isidore Jules Bonheur (Bordeaux 15 May 1827 – 10 November 1901 Paris), best known as one of the 19th century's most distinguished French animalier sculptors. Bonheur began his career as an artist working with his elder sister Rosa Bonheur in the studio of their father, drawing instructor Raymond Bonheur. Initially working as a painter, Isidore Jules Bonheur made his Salon debut in 1848. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 32.0 x 38.0 x 9.0 cm/12.6 x 15.0 x 3.5 ins SIGNATURE: Signed on the base MEDIUM: Bronze with brown patina