Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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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. 23.0.13
Baur no. 104a
Girl Holding Rabbit
Alternate title: possibly Child and Rabbit
c.1878
Oil on academy board
13 x 10 1/2 in. (33 x 26.7 cm)
Signed lower right: E. Johnson '70 (?)
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Record last updated July 29, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Girl Holding Rabbit, c.1878 (Hills no. 23.0.13)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=361 (accessed on January 27, 2022).