Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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04.0 Euro Copies after European Artists

Johnson moved to The Hague in 1851. On November 20, 1851, he wrote to Andrew Warner of the American Art-Union, “I am at present . . . at the Hague, where I find I am deriving much advantage from studying the splendid works of Rembrandt & a few other of the old Dutch masters, who I find are only to be seen in Holland. I shall probably continue here a good portion of the winter" [Adapted from Hills, The Genre Painting of Eastman Johnson, pp. 40–41].
He made free copies after Rembrandt, Van Dyke, and the contemporary Belgian painter Louis Gallait. He stayed in the Netherlands until 1855 and developed a profitable career as a portrait painter. —PH

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Hills no. 4.0.5
Art and Liberty (after Louis Gallait, Art et Liberté)
Alternate titles: possibly The Fiddler; The Savoyard Fiddler; The Violin Player (Savoyard Fiddler)
c.1851
Oil on canvas
13 1/2 x 10 in. (34.3 x 25.4 cm)
Initialed lower right: E.J.
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Art and Liberty (after Louis Gallait, Art et Liberté), c.1851 (Hills no. 4.0.5)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=21 (accessed on September 27, 2022).