Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Photo: National Academy of Design, New York
Photo: Patricia Hills
Photo: Patricia Hills
Photo: Patricia Hills
09.3 Black Children and Adolescents

During the 1860s Johnson painted Black men, women, and children that bestow on them dignity, intelligence, and grace. Many in his family, including his sister Harriet May and her husband Reverend Joseph May were ardent abolitionists. To Johnson, Blacks were not subjects to be ridiculed or satirized. —PH

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Hills no. 9.3.6
Baur no. 32
Negro Boy
Alternate title: The Negro Boy
Oil on canvas
14 x 17 in. (35.6 x 43.2 cm)
Verso, covered by relining: Eastman Johnson
Record last updated May 27, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Negro Boy, c.1860–61 (Hills no. 9.3.6)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=79 (accessed on May 29, 2023).