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Photo: Courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
19.0 Children and Artisans

The artisan teaching or showing his skills to children is a common theme in both European and American genre painting. The passing of knowledge from generation to generation had great appeal to those interested in the stability of community. —PH

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Hills no. 19.0.2
Baur no. 79 / 1907 Sale no. 49
The Blacksmith's Shop
North Carolina Museum of Art title: The Blacksmith Shop
Alternate titles: possibly At the Forge; possibly Blacksmith's Shop; possibly The Blacksmith
c.1863
Oil on pressed wood fiber board
16 x 24 in. (40.6 x 61 cm)
Initialed lower center on furnace: E.J.
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Record last updated May 27, 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 Blacksmith's Shop, c.1863 (Hills no. 19.0.2)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=161 (accessed on June 15, 2024).