Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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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. 10.0.25
1907 Sale no. 144
"The Girl I Left Behind Me"
Alternate title: The Girl I Left Behind Me
c.1872–75
Oil on canvas
42 x 34 7/8 in. (106.7 x 88.6 cm)
Signed lower right: E. Johnson
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. ""The Girl I Left Behind Me", c.1872–75 (Hills no. 10.0.25)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=312 (accessed on December 4, 2022).