Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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45.1 U.S. Later Portrait Drawings, Men

When Johnson returned from Europe late in 1855 and moved in with his family in Washington, D.C., he began receiving portrait commissions. Like those 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. Gradually he moved away from the strong chiaroscuro style he had been using, and his later portraits tend to be sketchier (as was the taste in art at the time) but no less professional. He used pastel to bring in color in some of these portraits. —PH

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Hills no. 45.1.28
Baur no. 341
Marshall Pepoon
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston title: Portrait of Mr. Pepsoon
Alternate titles: Marshall; Mr. Pepoon
c.1877
Charcoal on gray-brown paper heightened with white
24 1/8 x 19 3/4 in. (61.3 x 50.2 cm)
Neither signed nor dated
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Record last updated March 30, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Marshall Pepoon, c.1877 (Hills no. 45.1.28)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=991 (accessed on December 4, 2022).