Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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12.0 Interiors—No or Slight Figures

Johnson often painted interiors without people, no doubt studies from real life. He used such oil studies to provide context for genre scenes. Objects resting on mantles, such as ceramic parrots or earthenware jars, frequently reappear, rearranged in interior genre scenes. —PH

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Hills no. 12.0.5
1907 Sale no. 97
The Vacant Chair
Alternate titles: Kitchen at Mount Vernon [incorrect]; Kitchen Interior
1865
Oil on board
14 x 19 in. (35.6 x 48.3 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: E Johnson - 65
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Record last updated July 22, 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 Vacant Chair, 1865 (Hills no. 12.0.5)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=155 (accessed on December 8, 2022).