Eastman Johnson “The Finishing Touch” Oil on Board

Eastman Johnson (1824-1906). Oil on board titled “”The Finishing Touch,”” depicting a woman, possibly the artist’s wife, getting ready in a mirror. Signed “”EJ”” along the lower right. Two early labels along the verso are inscribed with the title. 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. Unframed; height: 20 in x width: 12 in. Framed; height: 25 1/2 in x width: 18 in.