Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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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. 23.0.3
Baur no. 87
Child and Lamb
Alternate title: Sketch of Child with Lamb
1875
Oil on board
5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (14 x 16.5 cm)
Initialed and dated lower left: E.J./- 75
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Record last updated July 14, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Child and Lamb, 1875 (Hills no. 23.0.3)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=353 (accessed on January 27, 2022).