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Box 4

David Claypoole Johnston
Watercolors, Drawings, Engravings

 

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Box 4 Folder 1 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [A Stunner – various states]; Various media; see each state medium below. Various sizes, see each state size. No date.

Street scene with an image of a man in worn clothing and tall hat leaning up against a lamppost his hands in his pockets, he is looking down at a shadow of his hat projected on the ground; the building in front of him is a drug store with bottles visible in the window.

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.1 Original drawing [pencil; (16 x 16.5 cm). Annotated at top “Well if that’s a shad-er’s right, my hat’s a stunner”; man and lamppost to the right, medicine shop to the left.

 

 

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.2 State 1 Etching [sheet size: (34 x 25.5 cm). Man and lamppost to the left; drug store to the right. In the background are additional buildings and people walking on the sidewalk. [Note: no text]

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.3 State 2 Etching [sheet size: (35 x 26.5 cm). Man and lamppost to the left; drug store to the right. Text at bottom for “A Stunner” which starts “In the suns brilliant light, a poor tight loafer stood…”; underneath image in lower right “designed etched & published by D.C. Johnston 460 Washington St.” Note: similar to Box 4 Folder 1.4.

 

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.4 State 3 Etching [sheet size: (31.5 x 25 cm). Man and lamppost to the left; drug store to the right. Text at bottom for “A Stunner” which starts “In the suns brilliant light, a poor tight loafer stood…”; underneath image in lower right “designed etched & published by D.C. Johnston 460 Washington St.” arrow indicates: “Boston”. Note: similar to Box 4 Folder 1.3.

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.5 State 5 Etching [sheet size: (38 x 27 cm). Man and lamppost to the left; drug store to the right. Text at bottom for “A Stunner” followed “Wa-al! if that’r shader’s right, my hat’s a stunner” bottom indicates “Designed etched & published by D.C. Johnston studio building Boston”; image of a theatre broadside on wall for “Comedy of the Wonder” and “Farge of the Surprise”; note: man’s pipe is upside down.

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.6 State 6 - Final state [etching; sheet size: (28 x 19.5 cm). man and lamppost to the left; drug store to the right. Text at bottom says “A stunner. Wa’al if that’r shader’s right, my hat’s a stunner. D.C. Johnston St. Charles Hat Emporium, New Orleans” underneath image in lower right “designed etched & published by D.C. Johnston 460 Washington St.” arrow indicates: “Boston”. Note: D.C. Johnston's nephew, D.C. Johnston was a hatmaker in New Orleans.

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.7 Newspaper proof [relief; sheet size: (21 x 14 cm). man and lamppost to the left; drug store to the right. Annotations at top indicate: “Newspaper Proof from Boston Transcript May 5 (?) 1934.”

 

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.8 Reproductions - 2 items; AAS Proceedings loose sheet: (21.5 x 14 cm); photographic print: (14 x 12 cm)

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.9 State 4 Etching [hand colored engraving; sheet size: (42 x 30.5 cm)] man and lamppost to the left; drug store to the right. Text at bottom for “A Stunner” which starts “In the suns brilliant light, a poor tight loafer stood…”; underneath image in lower right “designed etched & published by D.C. Johnston 460 Washington St.”

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.10 Transfer drawing [pencil; (28.5 x 20.5 cm)]; man and lamppost to the right; drug store to the left; manuscript text at bottom is text for A Stunner” which is continued on reverse side.

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.11 Watercolor drawing [watercolor; (33 x 24.5 cm)]; man and lamppost to the right; drug store to the left; boils on the man’s face are colored red and medicine bottles are various colors; curtains on houses are pink. Pillar behind man is annotated “DCJ”

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 1.12 Drawing [pencil; (36 x 27 cm)]; man and lamppost to the right; drug store to the left; slight sketch of “stunner” on reverse”.

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Box 4 Folder 2 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Sound Asleep & Wide Awake or Marker & Sleeper various states]; Various media; see each state medium. Various sizes, see each state size. No date.

A street scene featuring a man fast asleep leaning against full sacks; he has damaged clothing and is bald; his hat is being pinned down a brick; there is also a cast aside bottle at his feet. Painting his head is a young man with a handkerchief in his pocket holding a brush and mug in his hand; he is painting a face; a man leans against a wooden box looking on; in the window are two people at a counting desk. Note: see Box 3 Folder 18.

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 2.1 Transfer drawing [pencil; (22 x 30 cm)]; young man painting is to the left; bald sleeping man is to the right.

 


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Box 4 Folder 2.2 State 1 [etching; sheet size: (26.5 x 35.5 cm)]; young man painting to the right; bald sleeping man to the left. Sign on building reads “Marker and Sleeper” to the left is a sign called “Post no bills” and a bill posted which states “Theatre Used up…Bamboozling…sleeping Beauty” the boxes around are labeled “J. Smith & Co. N. York” and “J. Brown Baltimore Md.”

 


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Box 4 Folder 2.3 State 2 [etching; sheet size: (26.5 x 35 cm)]; young man painting to the right; bald sleeping man to the left.

 


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Box 4 Folder 2.4 State 3 [etching; sheet size: (26.5 x 35 cm)]; young man painting to the right; bald sleeping man to the left; man’s face has been changed with eraser and pencil as has the bald man’s sleeve.

 


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Box 4 Folder 2.5 State 4 [etching; sheet size: (26.5 x 35 cm)]; young man painting to the right; bald sleeping man to the left.

 


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Box 4 Folder 2.6 State 5 [etching; sheet size: (25 x 32.5 cm)]; young man painting to the right; bald sleeping man to the left; theatre broadsheet to the left is overlaid on an additional poster and pencil in lower left indicates “Designed & etched by D.C. Johnston”

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Box 4 Folder 3 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) [Militia Muster]; Various media; see each state medium. Various sizes, see each state size. ca. 1828.

Image entitled “A Militia Muster” featuring men lined up being surveyed by an officer. click here for catalog record of the cataloged lithograph

 

 


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Box 4 Folder 3.1 [hand-colored engraving; (22.5 x 30 cm)] A Militia Muster “Second edition revised and improved”, [1819]; officers are on horseback; two quotations are at the bottom from Milton. Imprint states “Drawn by Busybody Engd by Nobody. Published by Somebody for Anybody & Everybody” click here for catalog record

 


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Box 4 Folder 3.2 Militia Drill Thirty Years Ago [watercolor; (27 x 38 cm)]; watercolor featuring officer to the right and line of militia men to the left; buildings and church steeple to the far left; several people look on; Initials in lower right “DCJ" click here for catalog record. Note: AAS has copyright paper of item in Box 11 Folder 3.8.

 


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Box 4 Folder 3.3 Militia Drill Thirty Years Ago - Transfer drawing; [pencil; (30.5 x 27 cm) pencil with the officer to the left and the line of soldiers to the right; buildings and church steeple to the far right. Text on bottom is in reverse. click here for catalog record

 


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Box 4 Folder 3.4 “Termination of a Militia Sham-Fight” [watercolor; image: (27.5 x 38 cm) mounted on cardboard (31.5 x 43 cm)] image depicted in “Militia Muster” seems to have broken out in chaos where the line has fallen and the men are fighting with each other; image is annotated on cardboard “Sketch by D.J. Johnston 1833” click here for catalog record

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