After Titian's "Madonna of the Rabbit"
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
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 8A
Luce Center Label
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.
Animal - rabbit
Figure(s) in exterior - religious
Religion - New Testament - Christ
Religion - New Testament - Mary
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About Kenyon Cox
Born: Warren, Ohio 1856 Died: New York, New York 1919