© Jerry Pinkney. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
King Rabbit on His Throne
Date: 1988
Medium: Watercolor and graphite on wove paper
Dimensions: composition: 10 1/2 × 14 1/4 in. (26.7 × 36.2 cm) sheet: 13 3/8 × 17 1/16 in. (34 × 43.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: More Tales of Uncle Remus, by Julius Lester (Dial Books, 1988)
Credit Line: F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 2007
Object Number: 2007-27
About: For this re-telling of African-American folk tales, Jerry Pinkey portrays the clever Brer Rabbit (on throne), who has become the temporary ruler of the animal kingdom. Here, Brer Rabbit has recognized "the very same dog that had been chasing him all over the countryside for more years than Brer Rabbit could count." He takes his royal opportunity to douse the dog (fleeing in right foreground) with the turpentine held by the raccoon and red pepper in the glass container.
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