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. 25.2.5
The Pet Lamb
Alternate title: possibly Feeding the Lamb
1873
Oil on cardboard
22 x 26 1/2 in. (55.9 x 67.3 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/1873
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Record last updated August 18, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia. "The Pet Lamb, 1873 (Hills no. 25.2.5)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=342 (accessed on January 23, 2022).