Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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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. 26.6.5
Baur no. 188 / 1907 Sale no. 65
Peter Folger
1907 Sale title: Captain Folger
Brooklyn Museum title: Captain Folger of Nantucket
Alternate titles: possibly Peter Folger; possibly Portrait of the Late Peter Folger
1880, October 8
Oil on woodpulp paperboard
26 3/16 x 22 3/16 in. (66.5 x 56.4 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/Oct. 8—1880
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Record last updated January 10, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Peter Folger, 1880, October 8 (Hills no. 26.6.5)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=448 (accessed on February 2, 2023).