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Photo: Courtesy Adelson Galleries, New York
Antonio Jacobsen, Island Home, c. 1890, oil on canvas, 22 1/8 x 36 1/4 in. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Blatchford.
Photo: Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum (whalingmuseum.org)
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. 26.6.11
1907 Sale no. 15
Nathan H. Manter
1907 Sale title: Captain Nathan H. Manter
Alternate titles: possibly Captain Manter, an Old Whaler; A Study; Captain Manter
c.1878
Oil on canvas
13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm)
Initialed lower right: E. J.
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Nathan H. Manter, c.1878 (Hills no. 26.6.11)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=456 (accessed on February 2, 2023).