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Photo: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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. 25.2.6
Lambs, Nantucket
1874, August 29
Oil on board
19 x 15 5/8 in. (48.3 x 39.7 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: E. Johnson/Aug. 29–74.
Record last updated October 28, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "Lambs, Nantucket, 1874, August 29 (Hills no. 25.2.6)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=341 (accessed on January 27, 2022).