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David Claypoole Johnston Watercolors and Drawings


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Box 1 Folder 1 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Man seated holding a mug]; watercolor. (23 x 17 cm). No date.

Man seated in a chair facing right, eyes turned towards the viewer; he is frowning and wearing a green coat and yellow pants; his legs are crossed and he is holding a mug.


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Box 1 Folder 2 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Mr. Finn as Dr. Logic – Theatrical Portrait]; watercolor. (21 x 17.5 cm). 1825.

Man leaning against an umbrella; he is wearing a brown coat and black hat; his hand is on his hip and he is looking left.


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Box 1 Folder 3 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). Brutus; Ms. Glover M. Pairman; watercolor. (24 x 20.5 cm). No date.

Side one features a man in a Roman costume with a draped cape; he is facing right and has a dagger in his hand; on the reverse are two bust portraits – one a woman with her hair tied up facing the viewer and one of a man in a coat facing left.


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Box 1 Folder 4 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Bowing Beau]; watercolor. Image: (18 x 13.5 cm) mounted on cardstock: (23.5 x 16.5 cm) No date.

Portrait from the knees of a man, possibly an actor, bowing towards the viewer; he has his top hat off in his hand; his other hand is crossed across his chest; he has a round, full face, reddened cheeks and nose


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Box 1 Folder 5 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [David Claypoole Johnston self-portrait]; watercolor. Image: (19 x 14.5 cm) mounted on cardstock: (21.5 x 17 cm) No date.

Bust portrait of Johnston turned right head facing the viewer; he is wearing a dark coat, a collared shirt and cravat; his hair is combed to the right off his forehead.


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Box 1 Folder 6 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Portrait of a man in a hat]; watercolor. Image: (14 x 9 cm) No date.

Portrait of a man from the waist facing left; he has a long nose, close-cropped hair and is wearing a top hat and suspenders over a light shirt.

 


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Box 1 Folder 7 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Bust portrait of a man]; watercolor. (20 x 15 cm) No date.

Bust portrait of a man facing right; surrounding him is steam emerging from a teapot and two mugs, there is also a corkscrew; he has curly hair, long sideburns a round face; he is wearing a dark coat and a cravat.


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Box 1 Folder 8 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Bust portrait of a man]; watercolor. (9.5 x 8.5 cm) No date.

Bust portrait of a man facing left wearing a dark blue coat and a large brimmed, light-colored hat. Note: watermark for “Bristol Paper”


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Box 1 Folder 9 [Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) or member of the Johnston Family?] Hail pensive nun devout and holy Hail divinist Melancholy from Milton’s Il Penseroso; watercolor. (12 x 10 cm) No date.

Image of a woman underneath a tree; to the left is another tree; she is leaning up against a post She is wearing an empire dress and blue shawl with her brown hair curling past her shoulders; in her hands is a book and flowers as well as a handkerchief. Text is annotated with Milton quotation beneath.

 


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Box 1 Folder 10 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with mountains a fallen tree and a person in the distance]; watercolor. Image: (14.5 x 21.5 cm) mounted on folded paper: (49.5 x 34.5 cm) No date.

Black and white landscape image with a fallen tree in the foreground, rocks to the left; in the distance is a large pine tree, founded mountains and the silhouette of a person at the edge of a field.

 


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Box 1 Folder 11 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with a body of water and windmills]; watercolor. Image: (18 x 26.5 cm) mounted on paper: (24.5 x 33.5 cm) No date.

Image of a calm body of water to the right; to the left is a lush beach with rocks; in the distance is a windmill and two structures with red roofs. Image is annotated at bottom “Watercolor by DCJ”.

 


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Box 1 Folder 12 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with mountains and water]; watercolor. Image: (14.5 x 19 cm) mounted on cardstock: (20.5 x 25.5 cm) No date.

Landscape image with rolling hills to the right reflected in a  body of water which curves around land; to the left are tall blue and purple mountains; in the foreground is a rocky beach and trees. Image is annotated at bottom “Watercolor by DCJ”.

 


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Box 1 Folder 13 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with trees]; watercolor and pencil. (20.5 x 25.5 cm) No date.

Landscape featuring numerous tall trees at the edge of a field; the trees are of various heights and appear to be deciduous; in the foreground is grass.

 


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Box 1 Folder 14 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with rocks and water]; watercolor. Image: (14.5 x 19 cm). Mounted on cardstock: (23 x 26 cm). No date.

Landscape with trees, grasses and a rocky ledge to the right which cascades down into a body of water; in the distance are rolling hills; in the foreground are numerous rocks.

 


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Box 1 Folder 15 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with a bridge and figures]; watercolor. Image: (15 x 23.5 cm). Mounted on cardstock: (21 x 29.5 cm). No date.

Landscape image with an arched bridge over a body of water to the right; on the path over the bridge are two figures, possibly women looking over it; to the right are three other figures; in the distance are rolling hills and numerous trees to the right.

 


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Box 1 Folder 16 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape at sunset with river and trees]; watercolor. Image: (25.5 x 34.5 cm). Mounted on cardstock: (28 x 36 cm). No date.

Landscape image with trees to the right and left on small parcels of land with rocks; running between them is a calm body of water; in the water are reflections of the trees; in the distance are clouds on the horizon; image is signed in lower right “D.C. Johnston”.

 

 

Box 1 Folder 17 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with mountains, rocks and water]; watercolor. Image: (14.5 x 22 cm). Mounted on cardstock: (23 x 29.5 cm). No date.

Image of rocks and grasses to the right; to the left is a body of water surrounding a piece of land; in the distance are rolling blue mountains.

 

 

Box 1 Folder 18 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with rocks, trees and grass]; watercolor. Image: (14.5 x 22 cm). Mounted on cardstock: (26 x 36 cm). No date.

Landscape image with large boulders to the left; behind them are several trees and a bare tree branch; to the right are lush fields and in the distance rolling hills and trees.

 

 

Box 1 Folder 19 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with a house and wall on a path]; watercolor. Image: (13.5 x 19 cm). Mounted on cardstock: (21 x 31 cm). No date.

Landscape image featuring a single story house to the right surrounded by a large white wall; in the distance are visible the tops of several other buildings; to the left is a worn path and trees on a hill.

 

 

Box 1 Folder 20 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with mountains, water and a building]; watercolor. Image: (13 x 17 cm). Mounted on cardstock: (18 x 25 cm). No date.

Landscape with stairs to the left and rocks to the right; in the distance are light-colored ruins of a structure abutting a body of water; in the far distance is a mountain.

 

 

Box 1 Folder 21 [Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865)?]. [African woman kneeling in prayer]; watercolor. Image: (10.5 x 7.5 cm). Mounted on cardstock: (14 x 23 cm). No date.

African woman keeling in prayer facing the viewer, head turned left; she is wearing a light colored dress and a bracelet on her upper left arm; behind her are breaking clouds; at her feet is what appears to be a piece of clothing.  

 

 

Box 1 Folder 22 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with trees on the banks of a river]; watercolor. Image: (24.5 x 31 cm) mounted on cardstock: (33.5 x 44 cm) No date.

Numerous lush, full trees bordering the banks of a river; at the water’s edge are rocks; in the distance are more trees. Note: scratches made into the paper for grass.

 

Box 1 Folder 23 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) [Portrait of Mrs. Morris]; (18.5 x 14 cm). 1825.

Portrait from the waist of an older woman turned left and facing the viewer; she is wearing a white gown which covers her head and neck; visible underneath her head covering are brown curls. See engravings in Box 6 Folder 1.37.

 

Box 1 Folder 24 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). The early development of Southern chivalry; (24 x 27.5 cm). ca. 1861-5.

Interior domestic scene featuring two young children, a boy and a girl. The boy is to the left and is holding onto his suspenders with his right hand, his left hand is holding a whip with tassels in the air. To the right is a young girl in a dress holding onto an African American doll and pointing to it; to the far right is a chair upholstered in striped fabric with an additional African American doll tied to it. A handled mug is in front of the chair; there is an additional chair to the far left and a table with a vase and on the wall two framed portraits, one of Jefferson Davis and the other of Gen[eral] Beauregard. Image is signed in lower right “DCJ”.

 


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