Saturday, August 2, 2014

My Picture Gallery - Just a Hare

Field Hare by Albrecht Durer

     It began with just this one hare hanging over the piano in our first apartment. We bought the frame at a garage sale; my husband cut the matting for it with a hand tool. Herr Albrecht was soon joined by others--hares and rabbits alike--and not just pictures but plaques, figurines, book ends, napkin rings, plush toys, cushions, Christmas ornaments and even a lamp finial and candle.

     They do tend to multiply.  

     Eventually I grew weary of rabbit bric-a-brac and many of them ended up in garage sales. Not this fellow; I have never grown weary of him.

     I have bought many of the pictures I own because they speak to me in some way, but I bought Field Hare just because I liked the look of him. Herr Albrecht has been hanging in our home on one wall or another for nearly forty years. His clothes have changed—new matting, new frame—but I am so accustomed to having him around that I have developed a sentimental attachment to him. He will probably hang around for as long as I do.


  1. I have always loved this picture of yours, and now knowing the story behind it even makes it more lovely.

  2. An Albrecht Durer has endurance, doesn't he?