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Farm Interior: Breton Children Feeding Rabbits

1878 William Henry Lippincott Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1849 Died: New York, New York 1920 oil on canvas 21 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (54.6 x 65.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1983.66 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 15A


Luce Center Label

In the nineteenth century, artists from New York and Paris often made painting trips to Brittany, on the northwest coast of France. William Henry Lippincott painted this interior three years after a summer spent in Breton villages. He included a sentimental reminder of his stay there, depicting the massive chimney piece from the Ch√Ęteau de Lezaven, where he shared a studio with other American artists working in Pont-Aven.

Keywords

Animal - bird - chicken

Animal - rabbit

Architecture Interior - domestic - farmhouse

Figure group - female and child

Occupation - domestic - housekeeping

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About William Henry Lippincott

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1849 Died: New York, New York 1920