Rabbits

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This object is from the collections at the Laing Art Gallery.

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Rabbits

c1856-1882

Wilson, Joseph Thomas (attr) (1808-1882)

These fluffy rabbits are probably a child's pets. They look very well cared for, and have dandelions, ears of corn and cabbage leaves to eat. Rabbits were also sometimes kept as a cheap source of meat in Victorian times. The picture was probably painted by the Victorian artist Joseph Wilson, who exhibited two paintings of pets at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Accession Number: TWCMS : C13515

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