Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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Patricia Hills, taken of an image in the Brooklyn Museum Archives
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. 24.0.5
Baur no. 108a
Girl Reading
Alternate title: possibly Girl Reading on a Sopha
1872
Oil on canvas
15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (39.4 x 49.5 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson —1872
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Record last updated July 29, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Girl Reading, 1872 (Hills no. 24.0.5)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=316 (accessed on January 27, 2022).