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Photo: Allen Phillips\Wadsworth Atheneum
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. 24.0.9
Two Girls
Wadsworth Atheneum title: The Party Dress
Alternate titles: The Finishing Touch; The Party Dress (The Finishing Touch)
Oil on composition board
20 5/8 x 16 11/16 in. (52.4 x 40.8 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson - 1872.
Record last updated September 7, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Two Girls, 1872 (Hills no. 24.0.9)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=319 (accessed on January 27, 2022).