I’ve got that spring feeling. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and whilst on my morning run, I often spot cute rabbits and baby bunnies. With Easter just around the corner, I thought curating a collection of vintage Easter Bunny pictures and rabbit illustrations would be fun.
- Rabbits and hares are prevalent symbols for spring. They symbolise fertility because they can birth several litters of bunnies yearly.
- Rabbits make popular pets; there are 305 species of domesticated rabbits. Male rabbits are called bucks, and female rabbits are called does.
- Baby rabbits tend to be referred to as bunnies, kits or kittens. In the wild, rabbits live together in groups called colonies.
- Although from the same family, Leporidae, horses and rabbits are different species. As well as being larger and having bigger ears, the main difference between hares and rabbits is with their young.
- Baby hares are born fully developed with fur and can see. At the same time, newborn bunnies are blind and have no fur.
Rabbit and Easter Bunny Pictures To Print
The bunny rabbit has, over the centuries, been a source of artistic inspiration. From Beatrix Potters, Peter Rabbit and Benjamen Bunny to Lewis Carrols White Rabbit and March Hare from “Alice In Wonderland”. Not forgetting our family favourite, the Nutbrown Hares from “Guess How Much I Love You”.
The following images are a mixture of vintage Easter bunny pictures and lovely old rabbit and hare illustrations and prints. They are all in the public domain and free to download.
Click on the title to download the rabbit and vintage Easter bunny pictures. The rabbit or bunny image should open as a new tab in your browser.
Then either print the illustration straight away or save the image to your hard drive to use at a later date.
Vintage Bunny, Rabbit And Hare Illustrations From Literature
This first collection of vintage Easter bunny pictures is illustrations of famous bunnies, rabbits and hares from literature.
Beatrix Potter Rabbit Illustrations
This lovely illustration is from the Beatrix Potter book “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny”. It shows Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny collecting onions for Mrs Rabbit.
This fabulous vintage bunny picture is from the Beatrix Potter book “The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies”, her third book in the Peter Rabbit series.
More of Peter Rabbits and Flopsy’s little bunnies. From the Beatrix Potter book “The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies”.
Another cute vintage illustration of Peter Rabbits and Flopsys bunnies.
Rabbits From Alice In Wonderland
“The White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet” from “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carol and illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.
“After waiting until she fancied she heard the rabbit just under the window, she suddenly spread out her hand and made a snatch in the air” Illustration from “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carol and illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.
This White Rabbit illustration is from the Lewis Carol book “The Nursery Alice”. The book was a shortened version of “Alice in Wonderland”,
The Mad Hatters tea party featuring the March Hare. The illustration is from the Lewis Carol book “The Nursery Alice”, a shortened version of “Alice in Wonderland”, specially adapted for children.
Other Easter Bunny Prints
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A delightful vintage Japanese rabbit painting by the artist Ohara Koson.
Bunny Rabbit Pictures and Illustrations from Natural History Books
The following vintage Easter bunny pictures are scientific illustrations from encyclopedias and nature books.
An illustration of a Mountain Hare eating cabbage from the German publication “Die Säugthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur, mit Beschreibungen”.
Lepus Variabilis Pall Hibernus translates as the Long-Eared Brown Rabbit. This illustration must be of it in its white winter coat. Another illustration from “Die Säugthiere in Abbildungen
Two antelope jack rabbits from an article in the National Geographic (1918), titled “Small Mammals Of North America”.
This illustration is by John Woodhouse Audubon in 1846. Not to be confused with his father John James Audubon of “Birds of America” fame.
A male and female Rocky Mountain Hares from “The Quadrupeds of North America”.
Another fabulous vintage rabbit picture from “The Quadrupeds Of North America”. A pair of Grey Rabbits and a bunny.
A charming Cottontail Rabbit illustration from “Wild Animals of North America, intimate studies of big and little creatures of the mammal kingdom”.
Another fabulous old rabbit print from the ” Wild Animals of North America, intimate studies of big and little creatures of the mammal kingdom”. This time a painting of a Marsh Rabbit.
This natural history illustration is from Audubon’s “The Animal Kingdom” in 1897. Includes Texas, Jackass Rabbit, Northern Hare (summer coat), Domestic Rabbit, Common Wild Rabbit and Northern Hare (winter coat).
- Natural History Posters of Adolphe Millot
- Sealife Natural History Posters
- Parrot Paintings of Edward Lear
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