Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager

Works After Eastman Johnson

Period Portrait Copies by Other Artists After Johnson

Eastman Johnson was in great demand as a portrait painter, especially after 1880. He often made copies of his own portraits for different uses. For example, Cornell University commissioned him to paint a portrait of Senator Justin Smith Morrill, whose Morrill Act spurred the creation of colleges nationwide; Morrill liked it so much that he commissioned Johnson to paint a smaller copy for his home. Similarly, other artists occasionally made copies of Johnson's portraits for their clients’ alternate uses, and were chosen for reasons which could have included Johnson’s unavailability or his higher prices, or simply the clients' preference to hire a different artist. Some of the artists who copied Johnson credited him in their inscriptions as their source, and some did not. 

Prints after Johnson's works will be added to this list in the near future. —AM

 


1. Daniel Fuller Appleton

Daniel Fuller Appleton [after Johnson]

Joseph DeCamp
1905
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 in. (68.6 x 55.9 cm)
Neither signed nor dated

New York State Museum, Albany, New York (H-2003.41.144)

Photo: Reproduced in Catalogue of Portraits in the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, 1924


2. Mary Devlin Booth

Mary Devlin Booth [after Johnson]

Carle J. Blenner
c.1888
Oil
30 x 28 in. (76.2 x 71.1 cm)

Players Foundation for Theatre Education (15-800/135)

Photo: The Players Foundation for Theatre Education


3.

Hugh Nesbitt Camp [after Johnson]

Thomas Waterman Wood
1896
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Neither signed nor dated

New York State Museum, Albany, New York (2003.41.143)

Photo: Reproduced in Catalogue of Portraits in the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, 1924


4. John Caswell

John Caswell [after Johnson]

Thomas Waterman Wood
1890
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Neither signed nor dated

New York State Museum, Albany, New York (H-2003.41.100)

Photo: Reproduced in Catalogue of Portraits in the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, 1924


5. William Law Learned

William Law Learned [after Johnson]

George Hughes
1889
Oil on canvas
41 1/8 x 34 in. (104.5 x 86.4 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: George Hughes / after / E. Johnson / 1889

Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, New York, gift of State of New York Appellate Division; Third Judicial Department, Albany, New York (1972.37.2)


6. William Law Learned by George Hughes

William Law Learned [after Johnson]

George Hughes
c.1892–1915
Oil on canvas
40 3/4 x 34 3/8 in. (103.5 x 87.3 cm)
Signed lower left: G. Hughes / d'apres / E Johnson

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Gift of the Learned family to the Law School (U.1916.1)

Photo: Yale University


7. John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn

John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn [after Johnson]

George Hughes
c.1911–1916
Oil
Dimensions unknown
Signed lower left in red: G Hughes / after / E. Johnson

Unknown lender, on loan to the New York State Senate

Photo: Stuart W. Lehman


8.  

Robert Hewson Pruyn [after Johnson]

Edward Lansing Pruyn (grandson of the sitter)
c.1905
Oil on canvas
36 x 30 3/16 in. (91.4 x 76.7 cm)
Inscribed on verso of stretcher bar, upper center, in graphite: Robert H. Pruyn

Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Gift of Robert C. Pruyn, the sitter's son (0114)


9. Andrew Dickson White

Andrew Dickson White [after Johnson]

Newton A. Wells
1885
Oil on canvas
26 1/2 x 20 1/8 in. (67.3 x 51.1 cm)
Signed and dated verso: Feb. 1885 / Andrew D. White LL.D. / Painted by / Newton A. Wells after / Eastman Johnson's portrait painted in 1884

Collection of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Gift of Philip W. Palmer (94.008)

Image courtesy of the Johnson Museum