Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Photo: The San Diego Museum of Art
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. 10.0.18
Baur no. 40 / 1907 Sale no. 133
Wounded Drummer Boy at Antietam—“Carry me, and I’ll drum you through”
San Diego Museum of Art title: Wounded Drummer Boy
Alternate titles: possibly Drummer Boy; possibly The Wounded Drummer Boy; Study for "The Wounded Drummer Boy"; The Drummer Boy
Oil on board
26 1/4 x 21 5/8 in. (66.7 x 54.9 cm)
Initialed lower right: E.J.
Record last updated June 30, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Wounded Drummer Boy at Antietam—“Carry me, and I’ll drum you through”, c.1864–71 (Hills no. 10.0.18)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=115 (accessed on February 22, 2024).