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Jeannot Lapin (Large rabbit)

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Félix Bracquemond

(Paris, France, May 28, 1833 - October 27, 1914, Sèvres, France)

Jeannot Lapin (Large rabbit), 1891
Etching on paper
9 1/16 x 13 3/16 in. (23.02 x 33.5 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, French
Technique: Etching
Credit Line: Gift of Gerard R. Pomerat
Accession Number: P80.317

Provenance
Bequest of Gerald Pomerat

Bibliography
Claire Nettleton, Parisian Ecologies: The City Transformed in Nineteenth-Century Prints and Drawings at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College (Claremont: Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, 2022), 59 illustrated/color.
Marjorie Harth Beebe,
Printmaking in France, 1850-1900
(Claremont: Montgomery Art Gallery, 1982), 14.

Marks
On verso: Handwritten in graphite on right bottom edge: "Janet Lapin".

Edition
Third state.

Commentary
Label for "Parisian Ecologies: The City Transformed in Nineteenth-Century Prints and Drawings" March 24 - June 25, 2022

Like many artists of the time, Bracquemond often observed animals in the Paris zoo and imagined them free, echoing the fantasy of escape from urban life. In these etchings, game birds cluster in the mist, a lone wolf walks into the winter wilderness, and a dead rabbit symbolizes the omnipresence of death as humans encroach upon the natural world. Bracquemond was heavily influenced by Japanese culture and its reverence for animals, and he printed his etchings on Japanese paper.

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  • Image Dimensions: 9 1/16 x 13 3/16 in. (23.02 x 33.5 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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