Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Photo courtesy of Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
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. 23.0.8
Child with a Rabbit
Alternate titles: possibly Child and Rabbit; possibly The Artist's Daughter; Girl with Rabbit
Oil on panel
14 x 11 3/4 in. (35.6 x 29.8 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/-78
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, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Child with a Rabbit, 1878 (Hills no. 23.0.8)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=359 (accessed on August 16, 2022).