45.5 U.S. Later Portrait Drawings, Children and Adolescents
When Johnson returned from Europe late in 1855 and moved in with his family in Washington, D.C., he began receiving portrait commissions. Like the commissioned drawings done earlier, Johnson generally used charcoal (named in some records as black chalk) with touches of white and created a strong chiaroscuro for his sitters. In his later professional years as a painter of oil few portraits of children are recorded. His art commanded high prices; perhaps families were then reluctant to include their children in sittings for portrait drawings. —PH
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Hills no. 45.5.4
Baur no. 318b
Mary Yates Hatch
Alternate title: Mary Hatch
Charcoal heightened with white on brown paper
17 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (44.4 x 34.3 cm) (sight)
Initialed lower right: E. J.
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Mary Yates Hatch, c.1871 (Hills no. 45.5.4)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=945 (accessed on December 4, 2022).