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    EASTMAN JOHNSON (American, 1824-1906)
    The Finishing Touch
    Oil on artists' board
    19-3/4 x 12 inches (50.2 x 30.5 cm)
    Initialed lower right: E.J.
    Inscribed on label verso: "The Finishing Touch / Eastman Johnson"


    PROVENANCE:
    Thomas Finger, after 1940;
    Max and Ruth Friedberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Boca Raton, Florida, acquired prior to 1960;
    Leonard Friedberg, by inheritance from the above, circa 1979;
    Dr. Louis and Elaine Maruqisee, Boca Raton, Florida, by inheritance from the above, circa 1994;
    Private collection, Minnesota, by descent from the above.

    LITERATURE:
    John I. Baur, An American Genre Painter: Eastman Johnson, 1824-1906, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, 1940, no. 99.

    NOTE:
    This painting is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dr. Patricia Hills, and will be included in Dr. Hill's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's works.


    More information about EASTMAN JOHNSON, also known as Johnson, Eastman, Eastman Johnson, Johnson, Jonathan-Eastman.

    Condition Report*: Scattered abrasions with slight paint-loss to the upper right corner and right extreme edge; three paint chips on the bottom edge 9not seen unless taken out of frame); light abrasions on the lower left extreme edge; no evidence of restoration under black light; faint linear scratches on figure's backside. Framed Dimensions 25 X 18 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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