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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. 26.6.16
Baur no. 66
Charles C. Myrick
Nantucket Historical Association title: Portrait of Captain Charles Myrick (Study for Embers)
Alternate titles: Charles Myrick; Portrait of Capt. Charles Myrick; Portrait of Captain Charles Myrick (Study for "Embers")
Oil on panel
22 x 20 7/8 in. (55.9 x 53 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/1879
Record last updated December 6, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Charles C. Myrick, 1879 (Hills no. 26.6.16)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=444 (accessed on February 2, 2023).