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Box 28

Johnson Family - Pencil Sketches, Charcoal; Sarah Johnson, Unknown


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Box 28 Folder 1 Johnston, Sarah Elizabeth Murphy (1811-1880). [Stem of flowers], charcoal, (28.5 x 17 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a stem of flowers, likely fox gloves with flowers in bloom and buds. Flowers are set against a darkened background. Image is mounted on blue cardstock and signed on reverse “By Grandma.”

 

 


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Box 28 Folder 2Johnston, Sarah Elizabeth Murphy (1811-1880). [Stem of lilies with three blooms], charcoal, (25.5 x 19 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a stem of three lilies opened and one bud. Image is mounted on cardstock, set against a dark background and annotated beneath “11 x 14.” It is also signed on the verso “Grandma J.”

 


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Box 28 Folder 3 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Mother holding infant while reading a letter], charcoal, (25.5 x 20 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a woman, seated in a chair facing right. In her left hand is an open letter which she reads. She is cradling an infant in her right arm; the infant is asleep. In front of her is a desk. Image is signed in the lower left “S J Johnston.” Image is mounted on cardstock and annotated in the lower right “11 x 14.”

 


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Box 28 Folder 4 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Altar boy with candle lighting rod], charcoal, (30 x 20 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a child, an altar boy in robes, kneeling at an altar facing and looking left. The child is lighting a candle with a long pole. On the altar are several lit candles and an open book. Image is signed in the lower left, “S.F. Johnston.”  

 

 

 


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Box 28 Folder 5 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Two children praying in an interior], charcoal, (23.5 x 20 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of two kneeling children in an interior space, possibly a church. The older child, a girl, has her hands folded in prayer and is looking right, a hood over her head. To her left is a kneeling boy looking down at his hands. Behind them is an angel with her arms extended over the children. Image is annotated in the bottom “11 x 16.” Initials on reverse “SJFJ.”

 

 


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Box 28 Folder 6 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Christ with the elders?], charcoal, (24 x 30 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a young Christ seated with a scroll in his lap. His other hand is open conversationally. Behind him are two older men, one with a book. In front of him are three additional older men leaning forward in robes. Image could possibly be Christ with the Elders. Image is annotated at top “12 ¾ x 15.”

 

 


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Box 28 Folder 7 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Young boy slumped in a chair], charcoal, (33.5 x 28 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a boy seated in a chair facing right. He is slumped forward, possibly asleep. The boy is wearing a vest, light colored shirt and hat. To his left leaning against the chair is a book bag. In front of him is what appears to be a mantle. The paper bears the watermark “Lalanne.”

 

 

 


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Box 28 Folder 8 Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Woman seated with hand sewing on her lap], charcoal, (45.5 x 30.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a woman seated in a chair in an interior space facing the viewer, head down. In her lap she is working on sewing; the woman is wearing a long-sleeve dress and an apron. Image is annotated on bottom “14 ½ x 20” and “[Po?]ltan.” On the reverse are the initials, “SJFJ.” See similar images in Box 18 Folders 7 and 8.

 

 

 


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Box 28 Folder 9 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Woman seated with hand sewing on her lap], charcoal, (45.5 x 30.5 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a woman in an interior space wearing a long dress with sleeves and apron turned slightly left sitting in a chair. In her hands is a piece of sewing or knitting. To her left is a table with leaves, folded, with a book and cloth atop. An open window with drapes drawn is to the left and behind her is a framed item on the wall and a lamp on a table. In front of her is a low footstool. Image is annotated beneath “14 ¼ x 20.” See similar images in Box 18 Folders 7 and 8.

 


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Box 28 Folder 10 Unknown artist, possibly Johnston, Sarah J. F. (1850-1925). [Boy in the snow]. (45.5 x 33 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a young boy standing outside in the snow facing away from the viewer. He is standing, looking through a gap in a wooden fence in the distance towards a snow-covered tree. The boy wears shorts and unlaced shoes. He holds one hand inside another. Annotated beneath is “14 ¾ x 20” and “DBL TAN.”

 

 


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Box 28 Folder 11 Unknown artist. [Two tree trucks, one leaning], pencil, (27.5 x 38 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of two trees in the center of the sheet; the trunks are large and thick. There is a bough of fauna extended behind. In the distance is a meadow or open space.

 

 


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Box 28 Folder 12 Unknown artist. [Detail of leaning tree trunk], pencil, (19 x 27 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of the trunk of a tree leaning left with several broken or damaged boughs. In the distance is what appears to be a hill or small mountain. Image is inscribed in the lower left “18 May 1864” and is mounted on card stock.

 

 


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Box 28 Folder 13 Unknown artist. [Sketch of a pine tree], pencil, (26.5 x 19 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of the crown and upper reaches of a pine tree with several pieces of broken boughs visible. Image is annotated in the lower left “3 July 1864” and is mounted on cardstock. In the center at the top is a looped string for hanging.

 


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Box 28 Folder 14 Unknown artist. [Small grove of trees], pencil, (27.5 x 38 cm). No date. Gift of David Doret, 2010.

Image of a small grove of trees. In the foreground is a large tree trunk with a bough of fauna leaning left. Behind is a grove with crossing trunks of four trees. In the distance is a hill and an open meadow to the left.


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