Sheet of Studies

1876
Eastman Johnson (American, 1824–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat.416

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.7 x 31.1 cm (10 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.365

Medium or Technique

Graphite on buff paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

At left two men, seen from behind, carrying a basket between them; upper right two old men in hats, bust length; lower right little girl in hat, facing. The figures are definitely studies for the painting of 1876, “Corn Husking at Nantucket,” Chicago Art Institute, a variant of which is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The other sketches relate less surely to either of the paintings.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 7, 1956

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875