Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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25.2 Women Outdoors

Johnson’s wife, Elizabeth, no doubt turned his attention to representations of women alone—either in interiors or outside. Such women are often lost in thought and suggest sentient beings with an inner life. In my interviews with descendants of Johnson’s siblings, she is presented as an independent woman. Johnson painted her portrait in which she assumes the posture of a woman who thinks on her own (also see theme 31.3). —PH

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Hills no. 25.2.7
Study for Lambs, Nantucket
c.1874
Oil on board
9 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. (23.2 x 17.5 cm)
Inscribed verso, likely in Johnson's hand: Mrs. Eastman Johnson/and her lamb/painted by her husband/at Nantucket
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Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Study for Lambs, Nantucket, c.1874 (Hills no. 25.2.7)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=340 (accessed on January 27, 2022).