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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Eastman 1824- (search)
Johnson, Eastman 1824- Artist; born in Lovell, Me., July 29, 1824; was educated in the public schools of Augusta, Me.; studied in the Royal Academy of Dusseldorf for two years, and was elected an academician of the National Academy of Design in 1860. He has painted many notable pictures, including The Kentucky home; Husking bee; The stage coach; Pension agent; Prisoner of State, etc. His portraits include Two men, ex-Presidents Arthur, Cleveland, and Harrison, Commodore Vanderbilt, W. H. Vanderbilt, Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, John D. Rockefeller, Mrs. Dolly Madison, Mrs. August Belmont, Mrs. Hamilton Fish, and many others.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 3: Holmes (search)
, at the other end, that profane swearing really originated in the pulpit. Holmes's literary opinions belonged, as compared with Lowell's, to an earlier generation. Holmes was still influenced by the school of Pope, whom Lowell disliked, although his father had admired him. We notice this influence in Holmes's frequent recurrence to the tensyllable verse; in his unwillingness to substitute dactyls for spondees; and in his comments on Emerson's versification, which remind one of those of Johnson on Milton. He has a great aversion to what he calls the crowding of a redundant syllable into a line. He says, for instance, Can any ear reconcile itself to the last of these three lines of Emerson's: Oh, what is heaven but the fellowship Of minds that each can stand against the world By its own meek and incorruptible will? He goes on to denounce these lines that lift their back up in the middle, span-worm lines, we may call them, of which he says that they have invaded some of o
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 5: Lowell (search)
once, some half a dozen years ago, and saw, among other heads, one of a little boy. After looking at it, and feeling myself drawn to it in a peculiar and inexplicable manner, I said to C., I never saw the original of that drawing, but I am certain from the expression of the eyes, that that boy (whoever he is) is of my kith and kin. It turned out to be a son (whom I had never seen,) of a cousin of mine. L. [Longfellow] has an excellent crayon drawing of E. by a down-easter named J. [Eastman Johnson]. It is the only tolerable head of him I ever saw. I am sorry it should not be engraved. L. has also a capital head of H. [Hawthorne] by the same artist. In regard to the proposed collection of my poems, the case stands thus. Two of my volumes are stereotyped and I own the plates. I intend to have such parts as I care to preserve stereotyped also and add them to the smaller volume, making two good-sized ones. As for my portrait, let that come hereafter when I am older and wiser o
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
08; 111, 114, 125, 127, 135, 136, 147, 148, 155, 158, 185, 186, 188. Holmes, O. W., Jr., 105. Horace, 55, 113. Howe, Dr. S. G., 104. Howells, W. D., 69, 70. Hughes, Thomas, 177. Hurlbut, W. H., afterward Hurlbert, 66. Ingraham, J. H., 139. Irving, Washington, 35, 117. Jackson, Miss, Harriot, 75. Jacobs, Miss S. S., 58. James, Henry, Sr., 70. James, Henry, Jr., 70. James, William, 70. Jennison, William, 23. Jewett, J. P., 65, 67, 68. Johnson, Dr., Samuel, 90. Johnson, Eastman, 170. Keats, John, 174. Kimball, J. W., 99. Kirk, J. F., 190. Kirkland, Pres. J. T., 116. Kneeland, Dr., 23. Kossuth, Louis, 46. Lachapelle, Madame, 96. Langdon, Pres., Samuel, 21. Lathrop, G. P., 70. Lechmere, Mrs., 151. Lechmere, Richard, 150. Lee, Judge, Joseph, 150, 152. Lee, Mrs., 151. Letcher, Gov., 178. Lindley, John, 100. Livermore, George, 18. Longfellow, H. W., II, 24, 32, 33, 36, 37,44, 65, 68, 69, 70, 86, 107; early life, III; comparison of Bowdoin and Harva
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Short studies of American authors, Henry James, Jr. (search)
takable points, and portray a respectable elderly gentleman reading The daily Advertiser; but all beyond this is indefinite, and, when otherwise, sometimes gives quite an incorrect impression of the place and period described. The family portrayed has access to the best society in Boston; yet the daughter, twenty-three years old, has never seen an artist, though the picturesque figure of Allston had but lately disappeared from the streets, at the time mentioned, and Cheney, Staigg, and Eastman Johnson might be seen there any day, with plenty of other artists less known. The household is perfectly amazed and overwhelmed at the sight of two foreigners, although there probably were more cultivated Europeans in Boston thirty years ago than now, having been drawn thither by the personal celebrity or popularity of Agassiz, Ticknor, Longfellow, Sumner, and Dr. Howe. The whole picture-though it is fair to remember that the author calls it a sketch only — seems more like a delineation of A
Note. The following is a memorandum of the known likenesses of Sumner arranged as nearly as may be in chronological order:— 1. The earliest representation of any kind is Crawford's bust, taken at Rome in 1839, now in the Boston Art Museum (ante, vol. II. pp. 94, 265). 2. Crayon drawing, by Eastman Johnson in 1846, belonging to the Longfellow family, and engraved for this Memoir (vol. II.). It is held by the artist to have been a good likeness at the tine, but others express a doubt. 3. Crayon, by W. W. Story; made from sittings in 1851 at the request of the seventh Earl of Carlisle, with some final touches from Seth W. Cheney, as Story left for Europe before it was quite finished (ante, vol. III. p. 64; IV. p. 261). It has been kept at Castle Howard, Yorkshire; it is a good likeness, and represents Sumner at his best, in the fulness and strength of manhood. Prescott wrote to Sumner in January, 1852: You cannot expect a better likeness in every sense. It was lithogr
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 23: Longfellow as a poet (search)
m, Longfellow has the book read to him all the evening and until late at night, and writes of it in his diary: Throughout the volume, through the golden mist and sublimation of fancy, gleam bright veins of purest poetry, like rivers running through meadows. Truly, a rare volume; with many exquisite poems in it, among which I should single out Monadnoc, Threnody, The humble-bee, as containing much of the quintessence of poetry. Emerson's was one of the five portraits drawn in crayon by Eastman Johnson, and always kept hanging in the library at Craigie House; the others being those of Hawthorne, Sumner, Felton, and Longfellow himself. No one can deny to our poet the merits of absolute freedom from all jealousy and of an invariable readiness to appreciate those classified by many critics as greater than himself. He was one of the first students of Browning in America, when the latter was known chiefly by his Bells and Pomegranates, and instinctively selected the Blot in the 'Scutche
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
28. India, 215. Indians, 18, 79, 129,132; Longfellow's plea for, 21; Longfellow plans poem about, 207, 208. Innsbruck, 223. Interlaken, 8. Irving, Washington, 7, 18, 46, 68, 80, 89, 132, 133, 249; Longfellow imitates, 26, 27; speaks of Longfellow, 50; his Sketch Book compared with Longfellow's Outre-Mer, 69-71. Italy, 33, 50, 55, 65, 96, 142, 223. Jamaica Plain, Mass., 146. James, G. P. R., 237. Janin, Jules, 161. Jefferson, Thomas, 6. Jewett, Sarah O., 198. Johnson, Eastman, 272. Jones, J. A., 23. Jones, Sir, William, 43; his Letters, 42. Joubert, J., his Pensees, quoted, 235. Keats, John, 280. Kemble, Mrs., 200. Kent, Duke of, 118. Khayyam, Omar, 282. Kiel, 108. Kingsley, Rev., Charles, 237. Knickerbocker, the, 140. Korner, Charles Theodore, 64. Kossuth, Louis, 173. Lafayette, Marquis de, 52. Lamartine, Alphonse M. L. de, 161. Lawrence, Sir, Thomas, 207. Lawton, William C., 234, 266; his The New England Poets, cited, 234 note,