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Photo: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama
23.0 Children and Pets

A traditional theme in genre painting, but also seen in children’s portraits, are children interacting with their pets. Pets, then and now, were given to children to encourage responsibility and even empathy toward other creatures. Pictures in the theme Maine Haylofts (13.7) also include children and pets. —PH

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Hills no. 23.0.5
Girl in Landscape with Two Lambs
Alternate titles: possibly A Portrait—Girl with Lamb; possibly Girl with Sheep; Feeding the Lamb; Girl in a Pasture
1875
Oil on board
26 1/4 x 21 1/4 in. (66.7 x 54 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: E. Johnson/1875
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Record last updated July 28, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Girl in Landscape with Two Lambs, 1875 (Hills no. 23.0.5)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=313 (accessed on January 27, 2022).