Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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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. 24.0.7
1907 Sale no. 119
Study for Interesting News
1907 Sale title: The Interesting Book [incorrect]
Alternate titles: possibly Girl Reading on a Sopha; Girl Reading; Sketch of a Girl on a Couch
c.1872
Oil on board
21 3/4 x 24 in. (55.2 x 61 cm)
Initialed lower right: E.J.
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Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Study for Interesting News, c.1872 (Hills no. 24.0.7)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=314 (accessed on January 27, 2022).