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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
Title:

Cranberry Pickers, Nantucket


Artist: Eastman Johnson (1824 - 1906)
Date: ca. 1879
Dimensions:
19 x 43 1/2 in. (48.3 x 110.5 cm)
Framed: 34 3/4 x 59 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (88.3 x 151.1 x 11.4 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2010.68
Signed: l.r.: E.J
Place Depicted:
On View
Accession Number: 2010.68
ProvenancePrivate Collection; purchased by Richard A. Manoogian [b. 1936], Detroit, MI, 1989; to (Michael Altman Fine Art and Advisory Services, New York, NY); purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2004
Label TextThis is one of many studies of cranberry pickers on Nantucket’s north shore painted by Eastman Johnson. In the center of the extreme horizontal composition, a stoic woman stands looking out to the community of mostly women and children. The scene is not only nostalgic for rural life, but signals the central role of women in the recovery of the nation, which lost nearly one-fifth of its male population during the Civil War.
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