Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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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. 10.0.21
Baur no. 39
The Wounded Drummer Boy, an incident of the late war
Alternate titles: likely The Drummer Boy; possibly Drummer Boy; The Wounded Drummer Boy; Wounded Drummer Boy
Oil on canvas
48 x 39 in. (121.9 x 99.1 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson — 1871
Private collection, New York
Record last updated April 20, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "The Wounded Drummer Boy, an incident of the late war, 1871 (Hills no. 10.0.21)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=116 (accessed on May 29, 2023).