Thevenin Rosalie Marie Anne (1819 - 1892)

Rosalie Thévenin is the story of a female painter, extremely skilful, capable and well-trained, who would probably be ranked at the top of the nineteenth century painters, had she not been born in a female body. Few painters posses her capability of capturing the light and the ability to represent a person in such a way that a viewer inevitable has the feeling that he is observing a living person, a presence that is sitting in the room.

Marie Anne Rosalie Thévenin was the daughter of Thomas Thévenin, goldsmith, and Jeanne Françoise Ferrier
She was a pupil of Léon Cogniet and exhibited at the Salon from 1842 until 1881. She won a bronze medal in 1849, in 1859 and in 1861.
She remained single while her sister Catherine-Caroline Cogniet married Léon Cogniet in Paris on 27 April 1865.
She died at her Parisian home on the Boulevard de Magenta at the age of 72 , only a few hours after her sister's death.
The two sisters are buried on 17 February in the Père-Lachaise cemetery.