Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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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. 3.3.7
The Savoyard Boy
Alternate titles: possibly Een Savoijaard [A Savoyard]); possibly Savoyard; possibly The Savoyard; possibly The Young Savoyard; Savoyard Boy
1853
Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite-like board
34 7/8 x 27 7/8 in. (88.6 x 70.8 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson./Hague 1853; upper right quadrant, incised in wall behind vine: E. Johnson
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Record last updated September 5, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "The Savoyard Boy, 1853 (Hills no. 3.3.7)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=23 (accessed on September 27, 2022).