Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Photo: National Academy of Design, New York
Photo: Patricia Hills
Photo: Patricia Hills
32.0 Self-Portraits

Johnson, like other artists, painted himself when not engaged in other projects. In these portraits we see the chronological progression of his physiognomy, especially his facial hair. Sometimes we see the inner man, and at other times we see the man in his environment. The self-portrait he presented to the National Academy of Design when he was inducted in 1859 is the grandest; but the most flamboyant is his self-portrait of 1899, in which he is dressed in the costume he wore at the Twelfth Night celebration at the Century Association. —PH

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Hills no. 32.0.5
Baur no. 203
Alternate titles: possibly Eastman Johnson; Self Portrait
Oil on canvas
30 3/8 x 25 in. (77.2 x 63.5 cm)
Record last updated April 6, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Self-Portrait, 1859–60 (Hills no. 32.0.5)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=688 (accessed on May 26, 2022).