Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Bunny

One of the earliest American portrayals of the Easter rabbit on a watercolor reward of merit by Johann Conrad Gilbert (Southeastern Pennsylvania, active 1775-1810). 3 x 4".

Sold for $24,000.00 at Pook & Pook.


tj said...

...So folky. Love it!

...Easter Blessings... :o)

Candler Arts said...

I've always wondered how a rabbit and eggs became part of Easter.

scott@heirloomhomestead said...

Thanks Joey, for this post; This watercolor was featured in the definitive book, Eastertide in Pennsylvania by Alfred Shoemaker, (in black and white, it's great to see the work in color.) I've been posting about the book, I'll put up a link.

Joey said...

Thanks Scott, would love to learn more about the book!