Thomas Eakins Photographs

Thomas Eakins was one of America's greatest realist painters. To this end, Eakins began to take photographs of his subjects and would produce his finished paintings based on the photographs.

Eakins plate glass negatives were nearly lost to history, when his former student; Charles Bregler, rescued hundreds of these plate glass negatives from Eakins former home following the death of Eakins' wife, Susan Macdowell Eakins.

Today, a great number of Eakins photographs can be viewed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia; as well as, other institutions.

[ Thomas Eakins' works at the PAFA site & elsewhere, do include art-content which may not be suitable for some audiences. ]

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Geese with tree and two men in background at Gloucester, New Jersey

1881

https://www.pafa.org/museum/collection/item/geese-tree-two-men-background-gloucester-new-jersey

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad fishing: hauling the net

1881

https://www.pafa.org/museum/collection/item/shad-fishing-hauling-net-4

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad fishing: setting the net

1881

https://www.pafa.org/museum/collection/item/shad-fishing-setting-net-4

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad fishing: setting the net from shore

1881

https://www.pafa.org/museum/collection/item/shad-fishing-setting-net-shore

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad fishing: setting the net

1881

https://www.pafa.org/museum/collection/item/shad-fishing-setting-net-shore

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad Fishermen Hauling the Net at Gloucester, New Jersey

1881-1882

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Wading Fishermen Pulling Nets near Sailboat, Gloucester, New Jersey

c. 1881-1882

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad Fishermen and Horse Hauling the Net with a Capstan, Viewed from Beach below Breakwater, Gloucester, New Jersey

c. 1881-1882

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad Fishermen and Horse Hauling the Net with a Capstan, Viewed from Dune Grasses, Gloucester, New Jersey

c. 1881-1882

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad Fishermen and Horse Hauling the Net with a Capstan, Viewed from Embankment at High Tide, Gloucester, New Jersey

c. 1881-1882

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Geese at the Site of "Mending the Net," Gloucester, N.J.

c. 1881-1882

[ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution ]

Thomas Eakins' photographs are at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA).

[ CHARLES BREGLER'S THOMAS EAKINS COLLECTION. ]