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Sunday, August 31, 2008

rabbits in the morning

What better on a partly-sunny Sunday morning, when one's heart needs solace, than this pastoral work by Frederick Stuart Church? This is Girl with Rabbits, 1886. The Smithsonian American Art Museum owns it. Lucky.
Church (American, 1842-1924) served in the Union artillery during the Civil War, then moved to New York and became an artist. He provided illustrations for Harper's Weekly and produced commerical art before developing his allegorical style in the 1870's. I find it touching that he could move from the violence and terror of war to this winsome fantasy.

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