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Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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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. 26.6.1
Baur no. 359
Zenas M. Coleman
Metropolitan Museum of Art title: A Fisherman
Alternate titles: Captain Coleman; Coleman: A Fisherman; Head of a Man; Head of a Man (after a sketch of Capt. Coleman)
c.1880
Ink wash on fine canvas
9 x 8 3/4 in. (22.9 x 22.2 cm) (irregular)
Neither signed nor dated
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Record last updated February 8, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Zenas M. Coleman, c.1880 (Hills no. 26.6.1)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=967 (accessed on February 2, 2023).