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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. 23.0.4
Mary and Her Lamb
Alternate title: Mary's Lamb
Oil on artist's board
6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (15.9 x 21.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: E. Johnson 1877
Record last updated April 29, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Mary and Her Lamb, 1877 (Hills no. 23.0.4)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=354 (accessed on January 27, 2022).