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Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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28.0 Fancy, Picturesque, and Ideal Figures

In the late eighteenth century the “fancy” figure developed as a genre of painting. These figures were meant to be picturesque renderings of children, such as girls selling flowers, boys engaged in chores, or old men whose physiognomy suggests either their faith or their defiance of death. Often such pictures had a moralizing undercurrent. Johnson did a few such figures, sometimes European figures dressed in quaint local costumes but in keeping with his times he moved toward realism. —PH

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Hills no. 28.0.5
1907 Sale no. 114
Lady Audrey
Alternate title: Lady Audry [sic]
21 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (54.6 x 44.4 cm)
Initialed lower right: E.J
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Lady Audrey, c.1872–80 (Hills no. 28.0.5)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=472 (accessed on February 2, 2023).