Sale 9912071 | Lot 10

Eastman Johnson

Catalogue: European and American Paintings
Eastman Johnson

Lot Details

Lot 10
Eastman Johnson
1824 - 1906
THE LITTLE SOLDIER
Signed twice Eastman Johnson and dated 1864 (ll)
Oil on board
14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

The Young Recruit is one of Eastman Johnson's few civil war subjects executed during the war itself. His more famous and certainly more sentimental Wounded Drummer Boy was painted in 1871. The painting does, however deal with tragic effect of war on the youth of the day.

Here we see a young recruit who appears to be no more than fourteen to sixteen years old almost overwhelmed by his kit and uniform

Property of a Maryland Family

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000
Sold for $550,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000
Sold for $550,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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European and American Paintings

Tue, Dec 07, 1999 at 1pm EST
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