Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Child at Prayer, c.1870–74 (Hills no. 20.1.18). Verso
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20.1 Boys Indoors

Young boys have been a traditional staples of genre painting. To patrons of art during the mid-nineteenth century these youths recalled memories of their own growing years in which innocence was becoming more and more modified by mischievous cunning. —PH

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Hills no. 20.1.18
Baur no. 88
Child at Prayer
Alternate titles: possibly Our Father Who Art in Heaven; Child at Prayer...the ominous things that go bump in the night
c.1870–74
Oil on canvas mounted on board
36 x 27 in. (91.4 x 68.6 cm)
Signed lower right: E. Johnson; verso of canvas: E. Johnson
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Record last updated July 29, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Child at Prayer, c.1870–74 (Hills no. 20.1.18)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=219 (accessed on June 15, 2024).