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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. 9.3.1
1907 Sale no. 22
Hannah Amidst the Vines
Alternate titles: Negro Girl; Negro Girl looking out of a Window
Oil on canvas
14 x 10 1/2 in. (35.6 x 26.7 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: E. Johnson/1859
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Hannah Amidst the Vines, 1859 (Hills no. 9.3.1)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=85 (accessed on February 2, 2023).