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. 23.0.6
Feeding the Lamb
Alternate titles: possibly A Portrait—Girl with Lamb; possibly Girl with Sheep
Oil on board
10 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (27.3 x 26 cm)
Inscribed verso, upper left: Mr. Hartman/Compts/Mrs. EJ; center: Feeding the Lamb/By Eastman Johnson; upper center: 5431
Record last updated August 1, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Feeding the Lamb, c.1875 (Hills no. 23.0.6)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=352 (accessed on January 27, 2022).