Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Photo: George Olsen, Tarrytown, NY
31.7 U.S. Portraits, Groups

Some of Johnson’s most memorable paintings were his small scale compositions of family groups. Such works as these, traditionally called “conversation pieces,” trace their pedigree to England and seventeenth-century Holland. They were commissioned group portraits of wealthy patrons as they wanted to be seen, usually surrounded by sumptuous furnishing and a coterie of family and friends. —PH

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Hills no. 31.7.2
Eliphalet Huntington Blatchford and Charles Hammond Blatchford
1880, August
26 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (67.3 x 54.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/Nantucket/Aug. 1880
Record last updated August 1, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Eliphalet Huntington Blatchford and Charles Hammond Blatchford, 1880, August (Hills no. 31.7.2)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=1187 (accessed on June 15, 2024).