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Copyright New York State Historical Association and/or The Farmers' Museum, Inc.
Object ID N0424.1955
Title The Scissors Grinder
Artist Johnson, Eastman
Object Name Painting
Early Date 1870
Exhibit label line3 Eastman Johnson is best remembered today for his skill as a genre painter. Johnson began as a successful portrait painter, capturing images of Longfellow, Emerson, and Hawthorne, but in 1858 turned to American genre themes such as African-Americans, Native Americans, politics, and the frontier. Johnson concentrated on themes that recorded and ennobled rural American life before the Industrial Revolution.
Description Marks: Signed at lower right: "E. Johnson/1870."
Classification Academic Art--Painting/Drawing--Scene--Genre
Dimensions H-20 W-16 inches
Material Oil on canvas
Makers mark Signed at lower right: "E. Johnson/1870."

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Last modified on: November 04, 2005