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24.0 Adolescent Girls

As Johnson got to know his nieces and also his daughter Ethel during their teen-aged years, he realized that they were not just genteel creatures who read books, but also smart young adults who read newspapers. Of all American artists, Johnson is perhaps the only artist (besides women artists such as Lily Martin Spencer and Mary Cassatt) who shows women reading newspapers. —PH

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Hills no. 24.0.4
1907 Sale no. 44
"He loves me, He loves me not"
c.1870–79
Oil on board
21 3/4 x 13 in. (55.2 x 33 cm)
Initialed lower right: E. J.
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Record last updated August 1, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. ""He loves me, He loves me not", c.1870–79 (Hills no. 24.0.4)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=301 (accessed on January 27, 2022).