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. 25.2.1
Woman and Turkey
Oil on panel
10 x 7 1/4 in. (25.4 x 18.4 cm)
Initialed lower right: E.J.
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Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Woman and Turkey, c.1870–80 (Hills no. 25.2.1)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=1312 (accessed on January 27, 2022).