Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
print this page
« previous // return to Catalogue // next »

Catalogue Entry

enlarge
Photo: Reproduced by permission
Inscription
Photo: Reproduced by permission
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

View all works in this theme »

Hills no. 26.6.24
Baur no. 71
Old Man Sleeping in Chair
Alternate titles: possibly Old Man; Old Man Sleeping
1878
Oil on academy board
10 x 7 1/2 in. (25.4 x 19 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/78
Private collection
loading
Record last updated July 29, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Old Man Sleeping in Chair, 1878 (Hills no. 26.6.24)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=443 (accessed on February 2, 2023).