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Box 26

John B. Johnston Pencil Sketches


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Box 26 Folder 1 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cow]; pencil (10.5 x 17.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a standing cow facing left; cow has horns. On reverse is a pencil study of a landscape view.

 

 


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Box 26 Folder 2 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; charcoal (3.7 x 7 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of three cows in a landscape; two in the foreground to the left are grazing. One behind them is looking over his shoulder to the horizon. Two cows are white, one black. Image is mounted on lined sheet with crop marks and number “10” in lower right.

 


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Box 26 Folder 3 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; charcoal. (5 x 19.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of two large cows, one white, one black walking left towards a gate. Behind them are a grove of trees and what appears to be a standing man. Image is mounted on lined paper.

 


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Box 26 Folder 4 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Study of cows]; pencil. (13.5 x 19.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Two cows standing in a landscape grazing, heads bent forward towards the viewer. To the right of them is an enclosed tree or piece of a fence. Image is mounted on heavy cardstock; to the right is notation “9 x 11 Sing Gray.’

 


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Box 26 Folder 5 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; pencil. (14.5 x 11.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Outline studies of four, possibly five cows with horns. In the bottom is an example of cross-hatching. Cow above faces left; cows below face right. A third one faces the viewer. Images are on tracing paper and mounted on cardstock; they are also bordered with pencil markings. The number “12” appears in the left hand corner.

 


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Box 26 Folder 6 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; pencil. (15.5 x 20 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Images of three cows in a landscape; in the far distance are trees. Two cows in the foreground are bent over, grazing. One behind them looks toward the horizon. Image is mounted on heavy cardstock.

 


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Box 26 Folder 7 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; charcoal. (12.5 x 18 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Two black and white cows in a landscape. In the distance is a barn or farmhouse to the left; to the right are trees. One cow is in profile facing left with large spots. The other cow is sitting on the ground, legs bent underneath him. Image is mounted on heavy cardstock.

 


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Box 26 Folder 8 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows in landscape]; charcoal. (13.5 x 20.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Seven cows next to a tree with foliage. Cows are facing different angles and in various positions; one is grazing and one is laying down beneath the tree. In the distance are the outlines of possibly more cows and trees. Image is mounted on heavy cardstock and labeled beneath “9 x 12 S Gray.”


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Box 26 Folder 9 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (10 x 15.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Outline of three cows. In the center and bordered with pencil are two cows possibly wearing a yoke. The cows are in profile walking left. Behind them is a hill. In front of them is the backside and tail of an additional cow. Image is mounted on cardstock and has “22” annotation beneath.

 


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Box 26 Folder 10 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (7 x 17.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Outline of two cows walking left; the two cows have horns and are visibly yoked together; behind them they are pulling an object with a wheel. Image is bordered in pencil. The image is mounted on cardstock and is annotated beneath “51.”


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Box 26 Folder 11 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch cow from back]; red chalk (9.5 x 8.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of the backside of a female cow. Cow is standing looking in the distance; her udder is visible beneath. Image is mounted on additional sheet of paper and labeled “184” in the right margin.

 


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Box 26 Folder 12 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cow]; red chalk (8 x 11 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a standing cow facing right; cow has udder and horns. Image is mounted on cardstock.

Box 26 Folder 13 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cow lying down]; red chalk (6.5 x 14 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a cow with horns lying down in a landscape; one leg is tucked underneath the animal and the other is extended. Areas of the landscape are annotated “dirt” “weed” and in the distance “grass.” Image is bordered with pencil and mounted on cardstock. In the lower right is “3.”

 


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Box 26 Folder 14 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cow]; red chalk (7 x 7 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a cow sitting in the grass facing the viewer; the cow has horns. Image is bordered in pencil and mounted on cardstock; annotation “99A” is in the right hand margin. Note: study of cow’s backside on reverse.

 


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Box 26 Folder 15 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (8 x 10.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Profile image of a spotted cow with horns and visible udder standing in a landscape facing right; on the ground is the shadow of the animal. Image is mounted on lined cardstock.

Box 26 Folder 16 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cow]; red chalk (10 x 14 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a standing, grazing cow in profile facing right; cow has horns. Image is bordered in pencil, mounted on cardstock and annotated beneath “50.”

 


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Box 26 Folder 17 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Study of cows]; red chalk (7 x 14 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Study of four cows in various degrees of detail; two of them are laying down facing right. Two studies are the heads of cows and to the left is what appears to be a leg and hoof. Image is bordered in pencil and mounted on cardstock.

 


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Box 26 Folder 18 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cow]; red chalk (8.5 x 13 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a cow in profile laying down, legs tucked beneath facing right. The cow has horns and is annotated in the top portion “in shadow.” Image is bordered in pencil, mounted on cardstock and outside the margin is “9” in pencil.

 

 


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Box 26 Folder 19 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (7.5 x 15.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Two cows laying down. Image to the left is a study of a cow with little detail; image to the right is of a cow facing right with highlights and shadows added in addition to facial features. Image is bordered, mounted on cardstock and annotated beneath “2.”

 

 


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Box 26 Folder 20 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (6.5 x 15.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Close-up image of two cows lying close together. Cow in the front is facing left, head turned towards the viewer has its legs tucked beneath; cow behind him to the left is facing the viewer, slightly right. Both cows have horns. Image is bordered in pencil and mounted on cardstock.

 


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Box 26 Folder 21 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (8 x 13 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Profile image of two cows grazing. One cow is light and the other is dark. They are standing in a landscape with tall grass behind them. Cow in the front has udder. Image is bordered with pencil, mounted on cardstock and annotated “66” beneath.

 


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Box 26 Folder 22 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cow]; pencil and red chalk (5.5 x 14 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a cow with horns sitting in profile facing right. Highlights and shadows of the cow have been done in pencil. Image is bordered, mounted on an additional sheet of paper and labeled “53” beneath.

 


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Box 26 Folder 23 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Study of cows]; pencil and red chalk (10.5 x 18 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Study of two cows. One in the foreground is lying down, legs tucked beneath facing left. One behind him is in profile and facing right. Annotation on the body of the cow has been crossed out. Behind the cow towards the horizon is the annotation “clouds dark” and beneath on the ground “shadow.” Image is mounted on additional sheet of paper and bordered with pencil. Also reads “16” beneath.

 


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Box 26 Folder 24 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (9.5 x 15 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of two cows facing left in profile; cows are visibly yoked together and are pulling a cart with a large wooded wheel. The cow towards the back is dark; one in front is light. Both have horns. Image is bordered on bottom with pencil and “37” beneath; also mounted on sheet of cardstock.

 


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Box 26 Folder 25 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Study of cows]; red chalk (10.5 x 19.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a cow facing left with illegible annotation above her head and annotated “skin” on her body. Udder visible; in the lower right hand corner of the image is a study of the head and neck of a cow with horns. In the distance is the horizon. Image is bordered in pencil and the number “19” is beneath. Mounted on cardstock.

 

 


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Box 26 Folder 26 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (14 x 19 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Heavily annotated image of cows in a landscape; some are studies. In the distance is the sky labeled “sky 1” and the horizon line; to the left is a label on the landscape of “bank 3” cow to the left which is lying down is labeled “2” in front of it. Cow sitting facing left in profile is labeled with  “2” a “3” and a “w.” In the foreground is a cow labeled with two “w” facing left in profile, studies of the heads of two cows and a sketch behind them of a cow-head facing forward. Image is bordered in pencil, mounted on cardstock and labeled “15” beneath.

 


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Box 26 Folder 27 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows with man]; red chalk (11 x 25 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of two yoked cows facing right and pulling a cart with two large wheels; behind the cart is a man loading a large object (or assisting to push the object forward). Image is bordered in pencil, mounted on cardstock and labeled “14” above.

 


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Box 26 Folder 28 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (5.5 x 12 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Study of two cows lying down in a landscape; cow in the foreground is facing right and annotated “Red” its legs tucked beneath; cow behind is facing left, head turned towards the viewer. The sky above him is labeled “white.” Study in the upper left is crossed out. Image is bordered with pencil and annotated beneath “107.” Mounted on cardstock.

 

 


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Box 26 Folder 29 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of cows]; red chalk (11.5 x 8 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Studies of two cows lying down facing the viewer in various degrees of detail. Cows have horns. In the upper right is the head of a cow; on the reverse are additional studies visible through the tracing paper. Image is mounted on cardstock and labeled in the corner “23.”

 

 


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Box 26 Folder 30 Johnston, John B. (1848-1886), attributed. [Sketch of sitting men]; red chalk (6.5 x 14 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Studies of two men sitting in chairs with criss-crossed legs. In both images the men have their hands folded and are leaning forwards wearing rounded hats, overcoats, long pants and shoes. Men may possibly be asleep. Study of the head of a cow in the right hand-corner facing right. Image is bordered in pencil, mounted on cardstock and labeled “94” beneath.


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