Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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Reproduced in Sidney Allan, "Figure Composition," The Photographic Times (March 1910)
25.1 Women Indoors

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. 25.1.16
The Kiss
c.1880–99
Oil
[dimensions unknown]
Signed lower left: E. Johnson
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Citation: Hills, Patricia. "The Kiss, c.1880–99 (Hills no. 25.1.16)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=1341 (accessed on January 27, 2022).