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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. 9.3.9
"I'se dot three"
Alternate titles: Girl with Eggs; I'se dot three; Robbing the Nest
Oil on board
10 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (26.7 x 15.9 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson./~79
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. ""I'se dot three", 1879 (Hills no. 9.3.9)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=97 (accessed on May 26, 2022).