Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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Photo: The Caldwell Gallery, Manlius, New York
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. 23.0.7
Girl with a Rabbit
Alternate titles: possibly Child and Rabbit; Girl Holding Rabbit; Girl with Rabbit
1878
Oil on board
12 3/8 x 10 in. (31.4 x 25.4 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/-78
Private collection, Palo Alto, California
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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 with a Rabbit, 1878 (Hills no. 23.0.7)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=358 (accessed on January 27, 2022).