Artist Eastman Johnson, American, 1824-1906
Title
  • In the Fields
Date between ca. 1878 and 1880
Medium oil on board
Dimensions Unframed: 17 3/4 × 27 1/2 inches (45.1 × 69.9 cm)
Framed: 23 1/8 × 32 13/16 × 2 1/4 inches (58.7 × 83.3 × 5.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry Fund
Accession Number 38.1
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W290, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Monogrammed, lower right: E J.
Frederic Frazier, Inc. (New York, New York, USA)
1938-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Exhibition of Paintings by Eastman Johnson. Exh. cat., Brooklyn Museum. New York, 1940, no. 64.

Bulletin of the DIA 18, 1: p. 2 (ill.).

Barker, V. American Painting. New York, 1950, p. 110.

At Work. Exh. cat., Milwaukee Art Center. Milwaukee, 1960, no. 10.

American Realists. Exh. cat., Art Gallery of Hamilton. Ontario, 1961, no. 34.

McCoubrey, John W. American Tradition in Painting. New York, 1963, p. 37 (ill.).

Four Centuries of American Masterpieces. Exh. cat., The Gallery at the Better Living Center, New York World’s Fair. New York, 1964, no. 18 (ill.).

Green, S. M. American Art, A Historical Survey. New York, 1966, p. 376 (ill.).

Kindlers Malerei Lexikin, Vol. 3. 1966, p. 464 (ill.).

Wilmerding, John. Pittura Americana dell’Ottocento. Milan, 1967, p. 64 (ill.).

Wilmerding, John. Audubon, Homer, Whistler (etc). New York, 1970, p. 12 (ill.).

DIA Handbook 1971, p. 142.

Williams, H.W., Jr. Mirror to the American Past. New York Graphic Society, 1973, p. 145 (ill.).

Davidson, A.A. The Story of American Painting. New York, 1974, p. 92 (ill.).

Heritage and Horizon. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1976, no. 21 (ill.).

Lipman, J. and H.M. Franc. Bright Stars. New York, 1976, p. 88 (ill.).

“Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit Free Press (May 20, 1979): p. 26 (ill.).