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10.0 Civil War Themes

Johnson was 36 years old when the Civil War began. Although he did not serve in the Union Army, he followed the Union troops in search of subjects that would appeal to a pro-Union audience. He also painted pictures of the homefront. —PH

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Hills no. 10.0.10
1907 Sale no. 123
A Ride for Liberty—The Fugitive Slaves—1862
1907 Sale title: A Ride for Liberty—The Fugitive Slaves, March 2, 1862
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts title: A Ride for Liberty—The Fugitive Slaves, March 2, 1862
Alternate titles: possibly Fugitive Slaves; possibly Fugitive Slaves, A Ride for Liberty; A Ride for Liberty; The Contraband
c.1862
Oil on board
21 3/4 x 26 1/8 in. (55.2 x 66.4 cm)
Signed lower right: E. Johnson
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Record last updated April 7, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "A Ride for Liberty—The Fugitive Slaves—1862, c.1862 (Hills no. 10.0.10)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?SystemID=99 (accessed on May 26, 2022).