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Photo: Charles P. Russell Collection, Deerfield Academy
Peter Folger, 1886 (Hills no. 26.6.8)
Photo: American Art Association sale catalogue reproduction, 1919
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. 26.6.8
Baur no. 92 / 1907 Sale no. 131
Peter Folger
1907 Sale title: Peter Folger of Nantucket
Alternate titles: Country Capitalist; Peter Folger of Nantucket or Country Capitalist; The Capitalist; The Village Banker
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 in. (68.6 x 55.9 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson/1886
Record last updated July 17, 2021. 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, 1886 (Hills no. 26.6.8)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=450 (accessed on February 22, 2024).