The Returned Relay

Rosa Bonheur, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in France in 1889.
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About the Work
"I don’t have anything erudite to say about this painting. As a child I loved horses more than anything. When my family came to visit my grandmother in the school holidays, driving all the way from West Auckland with five of us packed into a Morris Minor convertible, we nearly always went to visit Uncle Jim (James Alp) at the Sarjeant. It was torture, which was only relieved by seeing this beautiful painting. It must have been a favourite because it always seemed to be on display."
- Marie McKay, ‘My Choice’ December 2022
Image 1100 x 1410 mm
Frame 1480 x 1780 x 100 mm
oil on canvas
Three horses (one white, one black and one brown), one with a rider who is lighting a pipe.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased with Bequest of J E Parkes, 1949.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Apr 1949



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