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David Claypoole Johnston Matted Watercolors Nos. 1-13


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Box 2 Folder 1 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). Heavenly Nine [the Muses]; watercolor. Image: (26 x 35 cm) mounted on cardstock: (32.5 x 40 cm). 1828.

Image featuring nine male versions of the usual female muses; annotated at the bottom are (in this order): Euterpe reading a theatre bill with an eye glass, Urania wearing a green plaid outfit and hat laying the bagpipes, Terpsichore wearing an orange dress and pulling at his mouth, Calliope reading from an 1823 director and holding an Almnack for 1824 and a copy of Jack Horner, Polyhymnia carrying a box on his back and reading from sheet music, Clio asleep on a pile of books which appear to be mostly nursery rhymes and holding a mug which says ‘Heavy Wet’, Melpomene who is cutting off his own head with a saw, Erato who is sitting on a barrel labeled ‘Mountain Dew’ leaning up against a piece of paper and propping himself up against a barrel of ‘H.Gin’, Thalia who is an overweight man reading from ‘Whims and Oddities’ by T. Hood; in the distance is a building labeled Insane Hospital. In the lower right image is inscribed “D.C. Johnston”. Reverse indicates, “Illustration for American Comic Annual Boston, 1831.”  AAS catalog record for Annual available here.

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 2 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). View on the Providence Railroad, Roxbury; watercolor. Image: (24.5 x 34 cm) mounted on cardstock: (29 x 39 cm). No date.

Landscape image featuring numerous trees to the left and right bordering two railroad tracks which wind towards the center of the scene; in the middle is a yellow structure and a railroad bridge; in the distance is a multi story building to the left and a structure with a chimney to the right.

 

 

 

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 3 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Men walking with waterfall behind them; Landscape with ships]; watercolor. (29 x 35 cm) No date.

Images on two sides of paper. Side one features men walking in front of a waterfall with logs and tools, the men are holding objects and are bent to read the words “Artist”. The trees behind the waterfall are bent to say “D.C. Johnston” annotation indicates image was used in Scraps. Side two features men in a boat with a sail surrounded by other boats at a beach; on the shore are overturned baskets and a windmill; in the distance is a house and a mountain.

 

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 4 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Seascape with several boats]; watercolor. (26 x 36 cm). No date.

Image of numerous men in a boat on top of a large wave; they are heading towards a sailboat with a man and several other smaller boats; in the distance are other boats and on the horizon gathering clouds. Note on file indicates the Detroit Institute of Arts has an aquatint of this item; see AAS correspondence September 15, 1971.

 

 

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 5 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with a villa]; watercolor. Image: (24 x 34 cm) mounted on cardstock: (30 x 38.5 cm). No date.

Landscape image featuring a hillside with numerous trees, a rock ledge, shadowed grasses and in the distance to the right, a villa. Image is signed on the cardstock in lower right “By D. C. Johnston”.

 


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Box 2 Folder 6 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with lake and mountains]; watercolor. (14.5 x 22 cm). No date.

Landscape image featuring a mountain range in the far distance; in the foreground are numerous boulders, rocks and a hillside abutting a lake. On the reverse is a faint pencil sketch.

 


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Box 2 Folder 7 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with trees and a lake]; watercolor. Image: (18 x 25.5 cm) mounted on cardstock: (31.5 x 41.5 cm). No date.

Landscape featuring the shore of a lake; in the foreground are rocks and grasses; behind that is the body of the lake and in the center are numerous trees on two parcels of land; in the far distance is a rolling hillside. Cardstock is annotated in lower left “watercolor by DCJ”.

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 8 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with trees and a cave]; watercolor. Image: (18 x 23.5 cm) mounted on cardstock: (25.5 x 34.5 cm). No date.

Image featuring cave made out of large boulders to the right with a central opening; behind the caver are numerous trees; to the left is a rolling hill side covered in grasses and trees.

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 9 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with trees and a fence]; watercolor. Image: (13 x 17.5 cm) mounted on cardstock: (21.5 x 25.5 cm). No date.

Landscape image featuring a large tree leaning towards the left; behind to the right is a dilapidated wooden fence; in the distance are numerous trees and what appears to be a path. Cardstock is annotated: “watercolor by DCJ”.

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 10 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with river and buildings]; watercolor. Image: (24 x 31 cm) mounted on cardstock: (33.5 x 44 cm). No date.

Image featuring a river winding through a landscape dotted with trees and shadowed grasses; in the far distance atop a hill are numerous rectangular buildings.

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 11 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with a bridge and rapids]; watercolor. Image: (14 x 19 cm) mounted on cardstock: (24 x 33.5 cm). No date.
 
Landscape featuring river rapids and rocks and in the distance what appears to be a waterfall to the left; to the right is a gray stone bridge and in the far distance numerous trees on the horizon.

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 12 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with ruins and ocean]; watercolor. Image: (20 x 18 cm) mounted on cardstock: (22.5 x 28.5 cm). No date.

Seascape featuring a rocky ledge with a tree at left and to the right in the distance the ruins of a building; in the far distance to the left is the ocean. Image is initialed in the lower right “DCJ”.

 

 


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Box 2 Folder 13 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with a lake and mountains]; watercolor. Image: (12.5 x 17 cm) mounted on cardstock: (20 x 25 cm). No date.

Landscape featuring a lake to the right winding through the scene; in the foreground is a sandy beach and grasses to the left; in the distance are rolling blue mountains. Image is annotated on cardstock “watercolor by DCJ”.


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