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13.7 Maine Haylofts, 1870s
In 1877, and possibly 1878, Johnson visited his sister Harriet May and her family in Kennebunkport, Maine. He found a delightful subject in the games the children played in the barn. For Johnson it was another opportunity to render darkened interiors, from which figures emerge, with sunlight shining through loft doors and playing off the partially illuminated figures and objects in the foreground. It is quite likely that many of the paintings were finished in his New York studio. —PH
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Hills no. 13.7.3
1907 Sale no. 62
In the Barn
Alternate titles: possibly Jumping in the Barn; Children in the Hay-Mow
Oil on canvas mounted on board
23 1/8 x 17 1/8 in. (58.7 x 43.5 cm)
Initialed lower left: E. J.
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "In the Barn, c.1877–79 (Hills no. 13.7.3)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=373 (accessed on October 3, 2023).