Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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
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. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=115 (accessed on May 29, 2023).