Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Photo: Brooklyn Museum
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
Hills no. 10.0.11r
Baur no. 37
A Ride for Liberty–The Fugitive Slaves
Alternate titles: possibly Fugitive Slaves; possibly Fugitive Slaves, A Ride for Liberty
Locale: Centreville, Virginia
Oil on paperboard
21 3/4 x 26 1/4 in. (55.2 x 66.7 cm)
Initialed lower right: E. J.
Verso: Scythe Sharpening [verso of A Ride for Liberty—The Fugitive Slaves], c.1863–64 (Hills no. 13.1.4v)
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, and Abigael MacGibeny. "A Ride for Liberty–The Fugitive Slaves, c.1862 (Hills no. 10.0.11r)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=98 (accessed on March 31, 2023).