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After Titian's "Madonna of the Rabbit"

1878-1882 Kenyon Cox Born: Warren, Ohio 1856 Died: New York, New York 1919 oil on canvas 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (23.6 x 28.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing 1983.114.14 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Kenyon Cox painted this small, sketchlike image while studying in Paris. Although Cox trained with well-known French artists, his works were largely influenced by Greek, Roman, and Renaissance art. After Titian's "Madonna of the Rabbit" is a copy of a painting in the Louvre by Italian Renaissance artist Titian (about 1490-1576). The triangular composition, realistic subjects, and use of dramatic light and shadow are representative of the Renaissance art that Cox admired.

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Animal - rabbit

Religion - New Testament - Christ

Religion - New Testament - Mary

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Kenyon Cox

Born: Warren, Ohio 1856 Died: New York, New York 1919

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