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10.0 Civil War Themes

Johnson was thirty-six 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 September 30, 2022).