Photo: Reproduced in John I. H. Baur, An American Genre Painter: Eastman Johnson, 1824–1906, 1940
Portrait of Anna Wake by Anthony van Dyck, 1628
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. 4.0.7
Baur no. 1
Anna Wake, Lady Sheffield (after van Dyck, Portrait of Anna Wake)
Oil on canvas
22 3/4 x 19 3/8 in. (57.8 x 49.2 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. J. After Van Dyke [sic] 1854; verso: Anna Wake Lady Sheffield E. Johnson, The Hague, 1854 After Vandyke [sic]
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Anna Wake, Lady Sheffield (after van Dyck, Portrait of Anna Wake), 1854 (Hills no. 4.0.7)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=44 (accessed on May 26, 2022).