Portrait of a Child
Although Eastman Johnson regularly depicted his daughter, Ethel, at play, this portrait’s relatively large scale and loose application of paint was a departure from earlier work. By the late 1870s, Johnson was a well-established painter and deliberately altered his style to keep pace with a new generation of Munich-trained Realist painters known for their bravura brushwork, including William Merritt Chase.
Oil on canvas
50 15/16 x 32 in. (129.4 x 81.3 cm)
frame: 64 5/8 x 46 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. (163.8 x 116.8 x 14 cm)
Ornate Frame (show scale)
Signed lower left: "E. Johnson 1879"
Gift of the Charles M. Kurtz Trust
This item is not on view
Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906). Portrait of a Child, 1879. Oil on canvas, 50 15/16 x 32 in. (129.4 x 81.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Charles M. Kurtz Trust, 1992.108 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.108_SL1.jpg)
overall, 1992.108_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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