Black & white
Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s, Inc. © 2020
Rembrandt van Rijn, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632
Photo: Mauritshuis, The Hague
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. 4.0.3
Portrait of Dr. Tulp (after Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson)
Alternate titles: Portrait of Dr. Tulp (after Rembrandt); The Anatomy Lesson
Oil on paper laid down on canvas
11 3/8 x 10 in. (28.9 x 25.4 cm)
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Portrait of Dr. Tulp (after Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson), c.1851–52 (Hills no. 4.0.3)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=42 (accessed on May 26, 2022).