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. 26.6.3
1907 Sale no. 118
Jim Collins
1907 Sale title: Jim Collins, Wrecker
Alternate title: Jim Collins, Wrecker, Nantucket
c.1873–80
Oil
22 x 20 in. (55.9 x 50.8 cm)
Signed lower left: E. Johnson
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Jim Collins, c.1873–80 (Hills no. 26.6.3)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=453 (accessed on February 2, 2023).