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Photo: Gil Anderson, New Haven, Connecticut
23.0 Children and Pets

A traditional theme in genre painting, but also seen in children’s portraits, are children interacting with their pets. Pets, then and now, were given to children to encourage responsibility and even empathy toward other creatures. Pictures in the theme Maine Haylofts (13.7) also include children and pets. —PH

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Hills no. 23.0.12v
1907 Sale no. 40
Girl Holding Pet White Rabbit [verso of Child and Rabbits]
c.1878
Oil on board
11 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. (29.2 x 16.8 cm)
Recto: Child and Rabbits, c.1878 (Hills no. 23.0.11r)
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Record last updated July 28, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Girl Holding Pet White Rabbit [verso of Child and Rabbits], c.1878 (Hills no. 23.0.12v)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=1592 (accessed on January 27, 2022).