Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Photo: Valerie Elbrick Hanlon
Elvira in Mantilla at Nantucket (Elvira Lindsay Johnson), 1874, October 22 (Hills no. 25.2.9). Verso inscription
Verso inscription
Photo: Valerie Elbrick Hanlon
25.2 Women Outdoors

Johnson’s wife, Elizabeth, no doubt turned his attention to representations of women alone—either in interiors or outside. Such women are often lost in thought and suggest sentient beings with an inner life. In my interviews with descendants of Johnson’s siblings, she is presented as an independent woman. Johnson painted her portrait in which she assumes the posture of a woman who thinks on her own (also see theme 31.3). —PH

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Hills no. 25.2.9
Baur no. 212
Elvira in Mantilla at Nantucket (Elvira Lindsay Johnson)
Alternate title: Elvira L. Johnson
1874, October 22
Oil on board
9 x 14 in. (22.9 x 35.6 cm) (sight)
Initialed and dated lower left: E.J./Oct. 22–74
Record last updated May 17, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Elvira in Mantilla at Nantucket (Elvira Lindsay Johnson), 1874, October 22 (Hills no. 25.2.9)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?SystemID=343 (accessed on April 14, 2024).