Eastman Johnson (American, Lovell, Maine 1824–1906 New York)
Oil on canvas
30 x 25in. (76.2 x 63.5cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Whitney Blodgett, 1983
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 763
Johnson painted this group portrait for William Tilden Blodgett, a wealthy New York manufacturer and avid art collector, who is shown with his family in the parlor of their house at 27 West Twenty-fifth Street. The room, with its richly contrasting wood paneling, is a superb example of the Renaissance Revival style, and relates closely to the Museum’s parlor from Meriden, Connecticut (1870), adjoining this gallery.
Artist: Eastman Johnson (American, Lovell, Maine 1824–1906 New York)Date: ca. 1871Medium: Charcoal and white chalk heightening on light brown textured wove paperAccession: 46.22.2On view in:Not on view