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Box 27

Johnston Family Pencil Sketches, Charcoal, Watercolor


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Box 27 Folder 1 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Portrait of a woman] pencil; watercolor marks on verso. (20 x 11.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a profile, waist-length study of a woman facing left. Her eyes are closed, and her hair is pulled back off her neck into a bun; shirt is gathered at the collar.

 


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Box 27 Folder 2 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Study of a face] pencil. (19.5 x 13 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a study of a face, neck and shoulders of a woman facing left, head slightly turned front. Her hair is pulled back and gathered at the nape.

 


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Box 27 Folder 3 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Study of a woman’s head] pencil, (19.5 x 13 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a study of a woman’s head, face and neck. The woman is turned towards the viewer, facing slightly, and eyes averted right. Her hair is pulled back off her face.

 


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Box 27 Folder 4 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Sketch of boy wearing church robes] pencil, (19.5 x 13 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a young boy, possibly an altar boy, standing and facing left with a tall lit candle; his face is in profile. The boy is wearing church robes, with a dark collar; his hair is cropped.

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 5 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Sketch of a child working at a table] pencil, (13 x 14 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a young boy, as seen from the back, working at a table with his hands pulled in front of him. The boy has cropped hair and is wearing what appears to be a smock.

 


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Box 27 Folder 6 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Figure in a stone interior] pencil, (12 x 9 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

An image of a woman in a stone interior looking a window. She is wearing a dress and has one arm raised upwards towards the light holding what appears to be a bird. Her face is turned away from the viewer and the study is from the waist.

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 7 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Figures at a rail in church] pencil, (19 x 11 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Figures before a church altar. Kneeling is a woman holding an infant upwards towards a priest in clerical robes. The priest is holding the infant’s forehead, thumb in the center and holding onto a rail with his other hand. Image is bordered and annotated beneath “7 ½ x 10.”See similar image in Box 17 Folder 16.

 

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 8 Unknown artist. [Indian pipes] watercolor, (18.5 x 15 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of flowers, Indian Pipes, painted with watercolor and white gouache; the flowers are emerging from a bed of pine needles.

 

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 9 Unknown artist. [Two carnations] charcoal, (23.5 x 16 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of two carnations; flowers are towards the left of the sheet. One carnation is directed upwards and one has its head bent down towards the right. The background is heavily darkened.

 


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Box 27 Folder 10 Unknown artist. [Vase of flowers], charcoal, (20 x 14 cm) . No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a vase of flowers on a flat surface. The flowers are likely white lilies with elongated pistils extending in several directions. The background is heavily darkened.

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 11 Unknown artist. [Lilies], (28.5 x 20 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of white lilies against a black background; of the lilies three of them are opened, one to the left one to the viewer and one to the reverse; there are also several unopened buds to the left.

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 12 Johnston, Sarah Elizabeth Murphy (1811-1880). [Stem of lilies of the valley] charcoal, (21.5 x 15 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of flowers, a stem of lily of the valley, against a black backdrop in the center of the sheet. The flowers and leaves are facing different directions. Image is mounted on cardstock and signed on the verso “Grandma.”

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 13 Johnston, Sarah Elizabeth Murphy (1811-1880). [Lily blooms], charcoal (15 x 11.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Two lilies and an unknown third stem of a flower sitting atop a flat surface protruding from what appears to be a can-shaped vase. Two of the flowers are open, one to the left and one facing the viewer. The image is set against a black backdrop. Image is signed on verso “Grandma Johnston.”

 


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Box 27 Folder 14 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Lilies in bloom], charcoal and white chalk, (15 x 19 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of several lilies gathered towards the right hand side of the sheet; the lily in the center is opened towards the viewer and highlighted with white chalk; numerous leaves and what appear to be buds are throughout. Monogram in lower left “SJFJ.”

 


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Box 27 Folder 15 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Bust of a nun in a veil], pencil with colored chalk, (8 x 6.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Bust portrait of a woman in a long veil, likely a nun, with a halo surrounding her head and blue-tinted robes. Her eyes are closed and her head is turned slightly left towards the viewer. Image is mounted on heavier paper and signed in watercolor in the lower left “SJFJ.”

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 16 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Child at a desk, writing] charcoal, (19 x 15 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a young boy sitting at a desk writing on paper; boy is seated right and facing left, head bent forward. Image is bordered and has some highlights of red and white chalk. Image is signed “SJF Johnston” in the lower left.

 


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Box 27 Folder 17 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Boy seated in a chair] charcoal, (23 x 18 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a young boy seated in a chair in an interior space. The boy is facing right, turned slightly towards the viewer. Behind him is a window with pane. The boy is wearing a collared shirt and pants, his hair is slightly curled. Image is highlighted with white chalk; paper is mounted on cardstock and signed in the lower right “SJFJ.”

 


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Box 27 Folder 18 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Head of a figure with hair pulled back looking right] pencil, (19.5 x 13 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Bust portrait of a young man looking right, head turned slightly towards the viewer; facial features are filled in lightly. Hair is cropped and the shirt is light. Image is signed “[S] F.S.J.” in the lower right corner.

 


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Box 27 Folder 19 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [School teacher in schoolroom shooing away a mouse] watercolor, (18.5 x 21 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Portrait of a schoolteacher standing in a classroom, a portion of a desk to her right. Behind her is what appears to be a blackboard on a paneled wall; she is standing on a wooden floor. On her head is a cap and she is wearing a long dark cloak, a book tucked in the crook of one arm. The other arm is waving a white fabric towards a mouse who is escaping in the lower left hand corner. Image is bordered and colored. Image is initialed on reverse: “S.J.F.J.”

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 20 Unknown artist. [Madonna and Child seated] pencil, (23 x 16.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of Madonna and Child seated on a low stool facing right; they are in profile. The Child is wrapped in cloth and is being held in his mother’s lap, cradled in her arm. She lifts part of the blanket from above his head. The Madonna is bending forward, eyes averted downward.

 


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Box 27 Folder 21 Unknown artist. [Head of a woman in a white veil], pencil with gouache, (8 x 6.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Portrait of a young woman facing the viewer looking left, head slightly cocked; the woman is wearing a white veil and has long hair cascading beneath; she has large oval eyes and full lips.

 


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Box 27 Folder 22 Unknown artist. [Head of child, wearing cap and holding a stick] pencil, (11.5 x 9 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a young child from the waist; he is wearing a cap and has his eyes averted downwards; he is wearing a heavy coat with large buttons and has a stick over his left shoulder.

 


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Box 27 Folder 23 Unknown artist. [Portrait of bearded man] pencil, (13.5 x 11). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Bust length portrait of a man with a beard and full moustache looking left, turned towards the viewer. He is wearing a collared jacket and oval glasses; image is slightly bordered in pencil. On verso is a profile of a man wearing a hat. Man could possibly be John Cartright.

 


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Box 27 Folder 24 Unknown artist. [Boy in turban] pencil. (13.5 x 8 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Exterior image of a young man in a turban walking towards the right; his eyes and head are tipped upwards to the right. His hand is in his satchel tied to his waist. He has large hoop earrings. Behind him and to the left is foliage. In the lower right image is inscribed “fine.” On the verso there is a fragment of a drawing of a monkey riding a horse.

 


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Box 27 Folder 25 Unknown artist. [Child sleeping] pencil, (13.5 x 15 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a young child sleeping and leaning against a pillow and/or the shoulder of a person with a large nose [could be a study of a head]. The child has both hands tucked under her head and blanket tucked up to the waist.

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 26 Unknown artist. [Couple seated in an interior] pencil, (9.5 x 9 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Interior scene with an image of a man and a woman conversing. The woman is seated on the bed, one hand in her lap and the other on the bedclothes. She is wearing a dress. The young man is sitting in a chair next to her, one hand on his knee and the other one leaning on the bedrail. He has hair to the chin, dark eyes and is wearing a long coat with coattails and breeches.

 


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Box 27 Folder 27 Unknown artist. [Sketches of children including seated girl] pencil, (11.5 x 18 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image which features two sketches of children. Image to the left shows a portrait from the waist of a young girl with her hair tied back and her arms folded in her lap; she is facing the viewer, facing left. She is wearing an apron; a study of a head is in the apron on her waist. Child to the right is a study with figure from the waist facing the viewer. On the verso there is a partial sketch of scowling male figure with headband.

 


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Box 27 Folder 28 Unknown artist. [Biblical figure of man kneeling] pencil, (11 x 8 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a man in dark, long robes kneeling and facing right. He has his head, eyes and arms upwards towards the sky. In his left hand is a tall staff. The man is old with white beard and hair.

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 29 Unknown artist. [Full length image of woman], pencil, (25.5 x 16.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a woman as seen from the back, holding a square basket and hat. The woman is looking slightly left, one foot on a raised stair in front of her. The hat she is holding has a large brim; in the basket held in the crook of her arm is a towel. She is holding part of a gathered apron and her hair is tied up in a bun. Image is annotated in the lower right “10 x 14.”

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 30 Unknown artist. [Full length image of a young man seated], pencil, (19 x 16 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Portrait of a young man seated in a chair facing left, head and eyes averted towards the viewer; the sitter is possibly a member of the Johnston family. He has his legs crossed and a hand over one of his shins; the man is wearing a heavy cape with a dark collar.

 


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Box 27 Folder 31 Unknown artist. [Child in dress with white apron asleep in a chair], pencil, (9 x 14.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a young girl, asleep in a chair. The girl is leaning left, head angled towards the viewer, both of her hands in her lap. Her ankles beneath are crossed. She is wearing a dress and an apron. She is leaning over the arm of the chair.

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 32 Unknown artist. [Female figure seated on a trunk in a studio interior], pencil, (17 x 12.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a woman in a gathered dress with train sitting atop a trunk in an interior space, likely a studio. The woman is leaning forwards working with her hands. Behind her is a window and to her left is a set of drawers, atop is a vase filled with brushes and canvases leaning against a wall. In the background is artwork mounted to the wall. The woman’s head and face is unfinished.

 


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Box 27 Folder 33 Unknown artist. [Bearded man seated in a chair with eyes closed], pencil, (17 x 11.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a sleeping man seated in a chair holding a book. One hand is in the man’s lap, the other is holding his head in his hand. His legs are stretched out in front of him. The man is wearing a long coat and has a beard. In the upper left is a study of a hand. Image is annotated in pen in lower right “8 ¼ x 10 ½.”

 

 

Box 27 Folder 34 Unknown artist. [Two red roses], watercolor, (19 x 14 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of two red roses with flowers, leaves, thorns, stems and buds.  

 


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Box 27 Folder 35 Unknown artist. [Clapboard house with fence in foreground], pencil, (15 x 9 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a clapboard house with a steeply-angled roof, overhang, tree in background and fence in foreground. The image has been mounted on heavier paper.

 


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Box 27 Folder 36 Unknown artist. [Wooded landscape with road at center], pencil, (10 x 15 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of trees in a landscape in the distance with thick foliage casting shadows on the ground beneath. Through the center of the grove is a road. The road is also lined with trees to the right. Note: the image is mounted on heavier paper.

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 37 Unknown artist. [Sketch of a pine tree], pencil, (19 x 13 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a pine tree with the trunk leaning slightly right at the crown. Image has been mounted on heavier piece of card stock.

 


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Box 27 Folder 38 Unknown artist. [Large tree with structures and dock], pencil, (11 x 19 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a trunk of a large, thick tree in the center of the sheet. To the right is a lake with a dock and other trees and fauna. To the left is a wooden structure.

 


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Box 27 Folder 39 Unknown artist. [Bough of a tree with foliage], pencil, (19 x 13.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of the bough of a tree with foliage. Image is mounted on cardstock and singed in the lower right “20th May 1864.”

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 40 Unknown artist. [Interior of a room with window at right], pencil, (16.5 x 9.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of an interior space. To the right is an open window with twelve panes. In the center is a table with two round basins atop; next to it is a chair. To the left is a staircase. Beneath is the text “Sallie Aug 12th ’81 Gloucester.” Image is mounted on cardstock.

 


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Box 27 Folder 41 Unknown artist. [Study of a Child’s boot], charcoal, (20.5 x 25.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a study of a child’s boot without laces. Shadow is cast behind it. The image is bordered and an illegible monograph with “R” and “C” in the lower right.

 

 


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Box 27 Folder 42 Unknown artist. [Grove of young trees with stream], pen and ink, (14 x 8 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a grove of tall, slim trees ascending a hill. In the foreground is a stream. In the distance is what appears to be a meadow and additional trees. Image is signed in the lower left with monograph “J” and “C.”


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