Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Photo: Unknown
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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
c.1851–52
Oil on paper laid down on canvas
11 3/8 x 10 in. (28.9 x 25.4 cm)
Inscribed verso
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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. "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 September 27, 2022).