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Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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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. 25.2.4
The Pet Lamb
Alternate titles: possibly Feeding the Lamb; Lady Feeding a Lamb
1873
Oil on board
13 x 18 in. (33 x 45.7 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/1873
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Record last updated June 29, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "The Pet Lamb, 1873 (Hills no. 25.2.4)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=1194 (accessed on September 30, 2022).