Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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33.0 Late Portrait Copies after Other Artists

It is not known why Johnson copied portraits by Gilbert Stuart and John Trumbull, the early American masters whose style of painting (layers of paint and glazing) were so different from his own. Also unknown are the circumstances relevant to his painting a copy of a portrait of William Backhouse Astor that had been completed by his colleague George Augustus Baker, Jr., after a photograph by Mathew Brady. —PH

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Hills no. 33.0.2
Baur no. 193
Alexander Hamilton (after John Trumbull)
Alternate titles: Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton (after Trumbull)
Oil on canvas
26 1/2 x 22 in. (67.3 x 55.9 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: 1890/E. Johnson/after/Trumbull/1792 [As in other Johnson paintings of the 1880s and 1890s, the date has a flat top]
Record last updated March 22, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Alexander Hamilton (after John Trumbull), 1890 (Hills no. 33.0.2)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=909 (accessed on May 26, 2024).