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Likeness of Brother Elias Büsken
44.1 Euro Portrait Drawings, Men
After Johnson arrived in Düsseldorf in late 1849 his earliest portrait drawings were graphite sketches of his instructors and artist friends. He continued to make drawings when he moved to The Hague in 1851. As he began to receive commissions, Johnson used charcoal and worked much in the style of the late 1840s drawings he had done in the United States. It is likely that he may have done many more sketches, but those that have been located, of his friends and teachers, were ones he selected to bring back to the U.S.; the commissioned portrait drawings of Europeans generally stayed in Europe. —PH
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Hills no. 44.1.6
Baur no. 308
Alternate titles: Brother Elius; Bruder Elius
Pencil on brown paper
10 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (27.3 x 21 cm)
Dated and inscribed lower right: Bruder Elius - /Düsseldorf June, 1850.
Record last updated March 4, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Elias Büsken, 1850, June (Hills no. 44.1.6)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?SystemID=1003 (accessed on May 26, 2022).