Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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Photo: Reproduction in Edward King, "The Value of Nationalism in Art," Monthly Illustrator (June 1895)
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. 26.6.15
Baur no. 65 / 1907 Sale no. 79
Charles C. Myrick
1907 Sale title: Captain Myrick
Alternate title: The Oldest Inhabitant
c.1873–79
Oil on canvas
9 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (24.8 x 15.6 cm)
Initialed lower left: E. J.; verso: Capt. Myrick
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Charles C. Myrick, c.1873–79 (Hills no. 26.6.15)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=445 (accessed on February 2, 2023).