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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. 30.1.2
Alternate title: A Study for Dr. Wybrandus Hendricksz
Oil on paper laid down on board
12 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (32.1 x 26.7 cm)
Initialed lower left in black: E.J.; above, initialed and dated in red: E.J./1852
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "Wybrandus Hendriksz, 1852 (Hills no. 30.1.2)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=915 (accessed on September 30, 2022).