The Favorite Rabbit
The Favorite Rabbit

The Favorite Rabbit


Artist
John Russell (British, 1745 – 1806)
Date
18th century
Medium
Chalk on vellum
Dimensions
Frame : 14 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. (36.2 x 44.45 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Object Number
2014.23.47

Label
A member of the British Royal Academy, John Russell was best known for his sentimental pictures of children and animals. This drawing may have been commissioned by the London publisher Charles Knight who issued an engraved print of the image in 1791. In addition to being an artist, Russell was also a devout Methodist minister and an amateur scientist who produced an important series of drawings and paintings based on his observations of the moon.

Object Type
Drawing