Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
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45.1 U.S. Later Portrait Drawings, Men

When Johnson returned from Europe late in 1855 and moved in with his family in Washington, D.C., he began receiving portrait commissions. Like those done earlier, Johnson generally used charcoal (named in some records as black chalk) with touches of white and created a strong chiaroscuro for his sitters. Gradually he moved away from the strong chiaroscuro style he had been using, and his later portraits tend to be sketchier (as was the taste in art at the time) but no less professional. He used pastel to bring in color in some of these portraits. —PH

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Hills no. 45.1.27
Charles Appleton Packard
Bowdoin College Museum of Art title: Portrait of Charles Appleton Packard
1856, January
Charcoal and pastel, with traces of graphite on brown wove paper
24 1/2 x 18 7/16 in. (62.2 x 46.8 cm)
Signed and dated upper left in charcoal, near sitter's head: E. Johnson/Jan. 1856
Record last updated March 30, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Charles Appleton Packard, 1856, January (Hills no. 45.1.27)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?SystemID=1112 (accessed on October 3, 2023).