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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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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.
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