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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. 26.6.18
Baur no. 257
Frederick Coleman Sanford
Alternate titles: Frederick C. Sanford; Mr. Frederick Sanford
1878
Oil on canvas
40 x 27 in. (101.6 x 68.6 cm) (sight)
Signed and dated lower right: E. Johnson/1878
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Frederick Coleman Sanford, 1878 (Hills no. 26.6.18)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=632 (accessed on February 2, 2023).