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Box 17

Johnston Family Pencil Sketches

 


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Box 17 Folder 1 Johnston, Thomas M. (1836-1869). [D.C. Johnston in a chair reading]; charcoal. (44 ½ x 29 ½ cm). No date.

Drawing of David Claypoole Johnston as seen from the side seated in a high-back chair reading from an open book; to the right is a book on a paper; Johnston is wearing a dark coat and a visor. Accompanying note reads: “Drawing of David Claypoole Johnston drawn by his Son Thomas M. Johnston oil painting like this (same size) is in the possession of Johnston […] Albert Donovan 14 Royal St. Wollaston.”

 

 

 

 

 


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Box 17 Folder 2 Johnston, Thomas M. (1836-1869). D.C. Johnston at work; charcoal. Image: (29 x 22 cm) mounted on cardstock: (35 x 28 cm). No date.

Drawing of David Claypoole Johnston as seen from the back working at his desk; in front of him is a tent-like structure reflecting light onto what he is working on below; to the right is a silhouette of a bust. Image is signed on reverse “D.C. Johnston at work By Tom M. Johnston.”

 

 

 


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Box 17 Folder 3 Johnston, Thomas M. (1836-1869) attributed. [Window overlooking a tree]; charcoal. (31 x 22 cm). No date.

Bordered image of a window and window sill overlooking a tree and yard; visible in the distance are buildings; monograph in the lower left may be “T.M.J”

 

 

 

 

 


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Box 17 Folder 4 Johnston, Thomas M. (1836-1869). [Woman wearing brooch and hoop earrings]; charcoal. (46 x 35 ½ cm). No date.

Bust portrait of a young woman facing right turned slightly towards the viewer; she is wearing a collared shirt and brooch; the top of her head is covered in either a wreath or a tight cap and she is wearing hoop earrings. Initials in the lower left “TMJ”

 

 

 

 

 


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Box 17 Folder 5 Johnston, Thomas M. (1836-1869). [Allegorical figures barefoot and in robes]; charcoal. (20 x 14 ½ cm). Dec. 1857.

Sketch of several figures, some embracing, wearing robes and with bare feet; one with pointed chin and horns and an elongated chin, may be devils; image may be of several stages of the same person. Image is initialed in the lower left “T.M.J.”

 

 


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Box 17 Folder 6 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886) attributed. [Six cows lying in a field]; pencil. (20 x 38 cm). No date.

Sketch of six cows with horns lying in a field facing different directions, the cows are various colors; the image is annotated at the bottom with various color names.

 

 

 


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Box 17 Folder 7 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886) attributed. [Four cows lying in a field]; pencil. (16 ½ x 39 ½ cm). No date.

Sketch of four cows lying huddled in a field; each is facing a different direction.

 


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Box 17 Folder 8 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886). [Tree in a landscape]; pencil. (17 x 13 cm). 1862.

Image of a tree, possibly an Oak, in a landscape; tree branches are visible through the leaves. Initials beneath are “J.B. J.” and the date 1862. Note: sketch on reverse of a man in a boat and a cityscape in the distance. Note: image was removed in 2009 from book of loose drawings in Box 6 Folder 1.49.

 


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Box 17 Folder 9 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886) attributed. [Head of a cow]; pencil. (5.5 x 3.5 cm). No date.

Image of the head of a cow facing right with horns; image is mounted on green cardstock. Note: image may have been removed from Box 15 or Box 16 “Early Sketches by John B. Johnston”. Note: image was removed in 2009 from book of loose drawings in Box 6 Folder 1.49.

 


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Box 17 Folder 10 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Porch and yard]; charcoal. (31 x 23 cm). No date.

Image of a porch with descending staircase; the porch is attached to a house with a light exterior, numerous windows and shutters; in the yard are bushes and trees, image is signed in the lower left, “S.J.F. Johnston”

 


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Box 17 Folder 11 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Woman painting at a window]; charcoal. Image: (37 ½ x 23 ½ cm) mounted on cardstock: (41 x 26 cm). No date.

A seated woman wearing an apron and brimmed hat with an open box easel on her lap; her head is facing away from the viewer towards a wharf in the distance. Image is signed in the lower right, “S.J.F. Johnston”

 


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Box 17 Folder 12 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Young people reading from a book]; charcoal. (35 x 26 ½ cm). No date.

Two figures, possibly a young woman, and boy facing left and looking at something in front of them which could be an open book; the boy has his arm wrapped around the second figure’s waist. Monogram in lower right, “S.J.F.J”

 


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Box 17 Folder 13 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925) attributed. [Young boys looking at an object]; charcoal. (40 ½ x 26 ½ cm). No date.

Two young boys in a street; the boy to the left is wearing torn clothes and is barefoot; the boy to the right is holding a white object, possibly a paper; they are both looking at it; the boy to the right is wearing a vest and boots; in the distance are silhouettes of buildings. Image is annotated “B.W. Heeper Papers Ave. Dorchester Mass.”

 


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Box 17 Folder 14 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925) attributed. She stood watching me; charcoal. (40 x 30 ½ cm). No date.

Image of a young girl at a table working with her hands, possibly drawing; in the foreground watching her is a woman in a dress with a tied sash; image is annotated beneath “Page 55 - She stood watching me.” On the reverse is a sketch of the image as well as annotation “By S.J.F.J for Book books in P[…]”

 


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Box 17 Folder 15 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925) attributed. Shelling Peas; charcoal. (52 x 39 ½ cm). No date.

Image of a woman in a chair facing right; in her lap is a large rimmed bowl; her face is turned down looking at it and her hands working in it; image is annotated in the lower right “Shelling Peas S.J.F.J.”

 


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Box 17 Folder 16 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925) attributed. [Woman kneeling before altar with a child]; pencil. Image: (20 x 13 ½ cm) mounted on paper: (20 x 14 cm). No date.

Sketch of a woman without facial features kneeling before an altar with a man in robes, possibly a priest; the woman is holding a featureless child. Initials in lower left “JSJ”; the image is mounted on a green piece of paper. See similar image in Box 27 Folder 7.

 


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Box 17 Folder 17 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925) attributed. [Portrait of a woman with beads facing right]; pencil. Image: (16 ½ x 11 cm) mounted on paper: (16 ½ x 11 cm). No date.

Bust portrait of a woman facing right wearing a high-collared lace blouse and rosary beads; she is wearing earrings and has her hair pulled back on her top of her head. Annotation on reverse reads: “Pencil sketch of Aunt [Churchill?] Johnston done by S.J.F.J.” Note: image appears to be a sketch for drawing in Box 13 Folder 4.

Note: image is believed to be Charlotte inferred from photograph and notation in Misc. Mss. Johnston, David C. Box 3 Folder 5.


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