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Photo: Unknown
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Photo: Gil Anderson, New Haven, CT
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. 23.0.11r
1907 Sale no. 40
Child and Rabbits
Alternate titles: possibly Child with Rabbits; possibly Girl and Rabbits
c.1878
Oil on board
11 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. (29.2 x 16.8 cm)
Initialed lower right: E.J.
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Record last updated July 14, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Child and Rabbits, c.1878 (Hills no. 23.0.11r)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=356 (accessed on January 27, 2022).