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Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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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

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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
c.1862
Oil on paperboard
21 3/4 x 26 1/4 in. (55.2 x 66.7 cm)
Initialed lower right: E. J.
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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, 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 December 4, 2022).