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During the summers of 1873 to 1879, Eastman Johnson made frequent visits to his sister’s farm in Kennebunkport, Maine. An old barn on the property provided Johnson with the rustic setting that appears in a number of his most intimate genre paintings, including In the Hayloft (about 1877–78,...

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Lower right: E.J.


About 1873-1907, the artist; Feb. 26-27, 1907, Eastman Johnson Sale, American Art Galleries, Lot 93. 1945, with Victor Spark, New York; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1948, bequest of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948)

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Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865

about 1873–79


39.37 x 33.34 cm (15 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.)

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Oil on composition board