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. 24.0.6
Interesting News
Alternate titles: possibly Girl Reading on a Sopha; Harpers' Weekly – – – At Nantucket
1872
Oil on panel
17 1/2 x 22 in. (44.4 x 55.9 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/1872
Private collection, East Coast
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Record last updated September 29, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Interesting News, 1872 (Hills no. 24.0.6)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=315 (accessed on January 27, 2022).