After Titian’s Madonna of the Rabbit”

Media - 1983.114.14 - SAAM-1983.114.14_1 - 45207
Copied Kenyon Cox, After Titian's "Madonna of the Rabbit", 1878-1882, oil on canvas, 9 1411 14 in. (23.628.6 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing, 1983.114.14
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Artwork Details

Title
After Titian’s Madonna of the Rabbit”
Artist
Date
1878-1882
Dimensions
9 1411 14 in. (23.628.6 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Group
  • Religion — New Testament — Christ
  • Animal — rabbit
  • Religion — New Testament — Mary
Object Number
1983.114.14

Artwork Description

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.