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Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Photo: Brady Hart Gallery and Joseph Szymanski
Wybrandus Hendriksz, 1853, January (Hills no. 30.1.3). Inscription
Photo: Brady Hart Gallery and Joseph Szymanski
30.1 Euro Portraits, Men

Johnson went to Europe in 1849 to learn techniques for creating figure paintings in oil. However, he had been a professional portrait draughtsman in Boston and Washington, D.C. for at least five years before that. In those early drawings he had a keen sense of creating heads using light tones and shadowed areas to create a strong three-dimensional effect. Studying the works of Rembrandt at The Hague inspired him to use the same techniques for his oil portraits. —PH

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Hills no. 30.1.3
Wybrandus Hendriksz
Alternate titles: Portrait of Dr. Hendricksz; Portrait of Dr. Wybrandus Hendricksz; Portrait of Dr. Wybrandus Hendricksz, noted oculist to Willem of Orange, the King of Holland
1853, January
Oil on canvas
59 3/4 x 44 in. (151.8 x 111.8 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: E. Johnson./Jan. 1853
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. "Wybrandus Hendriksz, 1853, January (Hills no. 30.1.3)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=900 (accessed on October 3, 2023).