Panel for a Screen: Children Playing with a Rabbit

  • Albert Pinkham Ryder, Panel for a Screen: Children Playing with a Rabbit, ca. 1876, oil on gilded leather mounted on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.6.106C

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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 Playing with a Rabbit
Artist
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

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on gilded leather mounted on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Children
  • Animal – rabbit
  • Recreation – sport and play
Object Number
1929.6.106C
Palette
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