Photo: Reproduced in American Art Galleries sale catalogue, 1910
03.3 Euro Peasant Types, Children, and Adolescents
Since the sixteenth century European artists have brought ordinary people and children into their studios to model for them. The resulting paintings are often “types” that would appeal to the market. Johnson painted such works, especially in the Hague, where he went to study Rembrandt and the Old Dutch Masters in 1851. —PH
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Hills no. 3.3.6
Alternate titles: possibly Een Savoijaard [A Savoyard]); possibly Savoyard; possibly The Savoyard; Chimney Sweep; The Chimney Sweep
Oil on cradled panel
32 x 26 in. (81.3 x 66 cm)
Signed and dated middle right: E. Johnson, 1853
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Chimney-Sweep, 1853 (Hills no. 3.3.6)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=22 (accessed on September 26, 2022).