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Inscription

lower right: E. Johnson / Aug. 29 - 74.

Provenance

(Hirsch & Adler Galleries, New York); sold September 1974 to Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to Mrs. Mellon; life interest released 2012.

Exhibition History
1980
American Light: The Luminist Movement 1850-1875, National Gallery of Art, 1980, p. 49, 146, 208, repro. plate 32.
Bibliography
1982
Di Curcio, Robert A. Art on Nantucket: The History of Painting on Nantucket Island. Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1982: no. 166, repro.
1990
Simpson, Marc, Salley Mills and Patricia Hills. Eastman Johnson: The Cranberry Harvest, Island of Nantucket. Exh. cat. Timken Art Gallery, San Diego, 1990:45, n. 7
1999
Carbone, Teresa A. and Patricia Hills. Eastman Johnson: Painting America. Exh. cat. The Brooklyn Museum, 1999:212, n. 16.