Panel for a Screen: Children Frightened by a Rabbit

  • Albert Pinkham Ryder, Panel for a Screen: Children Frightened by a Rabbit, ca. 1876, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.6.106A

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During the 1870s and 1880s, Albert Pinkham Ryder became friends with the art dealer Daniel Cottier, who commissioned him to paint several leather panels as decorations for furniture. These three panels for a folding screen tell the story of Genevieve of Brabant, who was wrongfully expelled from her home and abandoned in a forest where her young child was nursed by a doe. Ryder frequently returned to the theme of naive innocence, to express his romantic view of women.

Title
Panel for a Screen: Children Frightened by a Rabbit
Artists
Date
ca. 1876
On View
Dimensions
38 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. (97.7 x 51.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Gellatly

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – rabbit
  • State of being – emotion – fear
  • Children
Object Number
1929.6.106A
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