Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Rembrandt van Rijn, 'Tronie' of a Man with a Feathered Beret, Mauritshuis, The Hague
Photo: Mauritshuis, The Hague
Black & white
©1984 Christie’s Images Limited
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. 4.0.2
'Tronie' of a Man with a Feathered Beret (after Rembrandt)
Alternate titles: Copy of Self-Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn; Head of Rembrandt
c.1851–52
Oil on canvas
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Inscribed lower left: E.J. aft. Rembrandt
Private collection
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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. "'Tronie' of a Man with a Feathered Beret (after Rembrandt), c.1851–52 (Hills no. 4.0.2)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=41 (accessed on May 26, 2022).