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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. 23.0.14
Baur no. 131 / 1907 Sale no. 39
The Pet Angora Rabbit
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts title: Girl with Rabbit
Alternate titles: possibly Child and Rabbit; possibly My Pet Rabbit
c.1878
Oil on academy board
20 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (51.4 x 29.2 cm)
Signed right center: E. Johnson
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Record last updated September 17, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "The Pet Angora Rabbit, c.1878 (Hills no. 23.0.14)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=360 (accessed on January 27, 2022).