Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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Photo: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
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. 23.0.15
Baur no. 89 / 1907 Sale no. 60
Child and Rabbit
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts title: Child Teaching Rabbit
Alternate titles: Possibly The Artist's Daughter; My Pet Rabbit
c.1878
Oil on paper board
19 7/8 x 15 5/8 in. (50.5 x 39.7 cm)
Initialed lower right: E.J.; verso: Eastman Johnson
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Record last updated December 29, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Child and Rabbit, c.1878 (Hills no. 23.0.15)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=355 (accessed on January 27, 2022).