Juliette Bonheur

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Juliette Bonheur
Born1830 (1830)
Paris, France
Died1891 (aged 60–61)
Paris, France
Known forPainting
Spouse(s)Hippolyte Peyrol

Juliette Peyrol Bonheur (1830–1891) was a French painter. She was known for her animal paintings. She is the sister of Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899), Auguste Bonheur (1824–1884), and Isidore Bonheur (1827–1901).[1]


Peyrol Bonheur was born in Paris in 1830.[2] She was trained in painting by her father as was her elder sister Rosa.[3] Her mother was Sophie Bonheur (née Marquis), a piano teacher; she died when Peyrol Bonheur was a baby. Her father was Oscar-Raymond Bonheur, a landscape and portrait painter who encouraged his daughter's artistic talents.[4]

She was married to Hippolyte Peyrol who owned a bronze foundry.[5]

She exhibited her paintings at the Salon (Paris) from 1852 until 1889.[6]

She died in Paris in 1891.[2]

Peyrol Bonheur's work was exhibited at the Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.[7]


  1. ^ Galton, Francis. Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry into its Laws and Consequences. Second edition. (London: MacMillan and Co, 1892), p. 247. Original 1869.
  2. ^ a b "Juliette Bonheur (1830-1891)". data.bnf.fr. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ Kuiper, Kathleen. "Rosa Bonheur", Encyclopædia Britannica Online, Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  4. ^ Heather McPherson (2003). "Bonheur, (Marie-)Rosa [Rosalie]". Grove Art Online. doi:10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T009871.
  5. ^ Newberry, John S. "Juliette Peyrol Bonheur (1830 - 1891)". askART. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Juliette Peyrol-Bonheur". Palais Dorotheum. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  7. ^ Nichols, K. L. "Women's Art at the World's Columbian Fair & Exposition, Chicago 1893". Retrieved 8 August 2018.

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