Fighting Hares

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Fighting Hares, watercolor on vat paper

48 x 33 cm

From the collection of the Atelier Fritz Hug

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Brown hares are considered a symbol of fertility because they mate from January to September and raise young up to four times a year. Before mating, hares organize actual boxing matches in which the females also take part. Fritz was fascinated by this mating ritual and captured it several times in drawings, watercolors and oil paintings.

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