26.6 Nantucket Portraits and Types
Like many artists in the nineteenth century, Johnson often did paintings of “types” that are actually identifiable portraits. For example, the painting John F. Sylvia shows a Nantucket miller in his barn looking up from his account books to look out the window. Called at one time The Falling Market, the subject suggests a man perhaps assessing his position in the economy in the early years of the 1870s when a recession gripped the nation. —PH
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Hills no. 26.6.21
1907 Sale no. 36
18 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (47 x 36.8 cm)
Initialed lower right: E. J.
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "The Hermit, c.1873–87 (Hills no. 26.6.21)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=441 (accessed on February 2, 2023).