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Box 6

David Claypoole Johnston Lithographs, Engravings and Etchings


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Box 6 Folder 1.1 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) [Engraving for The Boston Notion]; hand-colored engraving. (14 x 10.5 cm). May 1841.

Image of a man facing right carrying a whiskey barrel and a rifle; he is wearing a green coat and a yellow hat. Image is titled “Series of Comical Designs executed for the Boston Notion D.C. Johnston the Cruikshank of the New World. No. 11. Fully Equipped for a May training ‘Now I’ve got lock, stock and barrel! So I’ll jist open pan and prime.’” See record for the Boston Notion and the Boston Quarto Notion here.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.2 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) [First Productions of David C Johnston commencing March of 1815]; engravings mounted on paper. (24 x 23 cm). March 1815.

Two engravings glued to a piece of paper; one to the left is labeled March 12 and features an image of a woman holding a chain of flowers in a wooded landscape. Bottom reads “DC Johnston Sc.”; the image to the right is labeled “March 15 and features several canal boats in the water one with a man rowing; in the foreground is a broken fence and grasses.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.3 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) [Engraving for ‘The Gentleman with Green Glasses’]; engravings. Approx (15.5 x 9.5 cm). 1828.

Three engravings for the book The Memorial a Christmas, New Year’s and Easter offering for 1828 catalog record available here; image featuring a man in colonial era clothing holding a book above his head; to the right is a very thin man shielding three boys; behind them is a burning fire and trees; on the ground is a piece of paper. Underneath image is labeled “Designed & Engd by D.C. Johnston” “Published by True & Green Boston”; see Box 5 Folder 1.18.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.4 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) [Engraving of a man holding a knife over a turtle]; wood engraving. (17 x 14.5 cm). between 1847-69.

Image of a man standing behind a tabletop facing the viewer; he is holding a knife with one hand and the body of a turtle with the other; the turtle has been decapitated and its head on the table. Image is signed in lower left “DCJ” and in the image: Lossing [of Lossing & Barritt (Firm)]. See Box 8 Folder 66.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.5 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Membership certificate for the Massachusetts Washington Total Abstinence Society]; engraving. (25.5 x 30.5 cm). No date.

Exterior scene featuring a man and woman on top of a raised pillar; the woman is handing a paper called “The Pledge” and pen over to the man; on the façade of the altar is an image of two men helping a man to his feet; behind are two buildings; to one to the right is dilapidated with a broken sign reading “Punch Entertainment for Man & Beast”; the one to the left a temperance house called “Fountain” and has a long line of people around it lower left of image reads “D.C. Johnston del Boston”. Image was printed by “R. Andrews Prtr”; see pen and ink in Box 5 Folder 1.7.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.6 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Page header spelling out an unknown word]; engraving. (6 x 19 cm). No date.

Image featuring ten figures spelling out a word which looks to spell “WAIFOM”; the first figure is putting his hand to his face; the second is leaning left; the third is a devil leaning towards a sign which reads “Temperance Societe”; the fourth is a woman with a broom facing left; the fifth is a bugle player holding a drum with a banner which reads “Ic Lun Dance Aujourdai” facing right; the sixth and seventh payers are dancing as are the eighth and ninth; the final is a man playing the fiddle with sheet music coming out of his bag. Note: image may perhaps be French.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.7 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Sheep being marked with printers ink]; engraving. (14 x 17 cm). No date.

Six sheep with human faces and conversation balloons discussing the process of being “marked”; to the right is a printer using printer’s ball covered in ink to blacken the sheep; in his hand is ink on top of a newspaper called “Patriot”; in his pocket is a piece of paper labeled “List of Disorganizers”; to the right and in the distance are two men discussing the scene. Previous title is “Temperance Sheep”.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.8 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Moral Guide]; engraving. (11.5 x 14 cm). No date.

Image of well-dressed man to the right with a book entitled “Moral Guide” tucked under his arm; behind him is a bookstore with additional books and a sign reading “Living on Other peoples means”; to the left is a disheveled, poor-looking man with a brimmed hat kneeling and holding onto sticks.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.9 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Four newspaper cartoons]; engraving. (11.5 x 14 cm). 1839-52.

Four political cartoons on a single sheet: “House with Henry Clay Pres” featuring Clay speaking to a crowd of people; he is standing on a barrel of Hard Cider; many in the crowd have weapons; “Whig Platform 1852” with Horace Greeley getting the Heimlich/forced to vomit by an African American; Greeley is cutting up a newspaper; Wilmont is at the edge fishing and saying “Scot you can’t come it!”; Scott is spilling a bowl of soup on to a raccoon. The platform is labeled “Nativism”; in the distance is a domed building labeled “Pierce & King” and a log cabin; used in Whip and Spur, Sept. 11, 1852. Third is an image of a crowd holding numerous signs; they are carrying William Henry Harrison on a barrel with dead animals; used in Whip and Spur Nov. 23, 1840; fourth is a uniformed man with whip and spur driving crowd over edge of cliff; behind him are various newspapers entitled Courier, Crow, Statemen, Atlas, Sentinel; in the distance is a building and the words “New Hampshire she must”; used in Whip and Spur, Newport, N.H. 1839.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.10 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Charity Morality Religion]; engraving. (8 x 6.5 cm). No date.

A blind-folded man about to be struck with hammer by man in top hat; there is a crowd surrounding him; an open closet to the left has skeletons inside; one of the men carries a banner reading “Charity Morality Religion” there are several pieces of framed artwork on the wall and the initials FHC [perhaps for Faith Hope Charity].

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.11 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Illustration from American Comic Almanac for 1834]; etching. (11.5 x 19 cm). 1834.

Etching in three sections: center section shows small sailboat with seven figures in rough seas; several of the people are vomitting overboard; left section shows well-dressed man looking through monocle; right section shows sea serpent eating a sailboat with figures falling out into the sea.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.12 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Three etchings of figures]; etching. (35 x 19.5 cm). No date.

Three etchings on a single sheet each divided by a line. The top is a bust portrait of man with hat labeled "From a head by G. Cruikshank"; the man is turned right facing the viewer; beneath that is an image of a man in a street scene in front of sign advertising "Theatre - The Rivals - Right & Wrong"; he is holding out what appears to be a watch to viewers and pointing to the clock tower behind him. The third image at the bottom is of three men in a dining room drinking; one is in clerical robes; there are two pieces of framed artwork on the walls.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.13 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Young Goodrich The Tyro]; four engravings. Various sizes: (31 x 22 cm). No date.

Image of a young boy artist in a studio in front of an easel painting a picture of a boy soldier; he has a palette and brushes in his hand; to the left is the boy soldier with a sword over his soldier. In the background are various other pieces of art and sculpture. Folder includes three copies and one earlier state of the engraving.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.14 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Four African American Boot shiners]; engraving. (20.5 x 30.5 cm). No date.

Caricature of four African-Americans working at a table; one central in the scene is holding up a recently polished boot which has a halo of light around it; the boot is labeled “Knapp”; other bottles of polish are labeled “Warren” and “Day and Martin”; “D.C. Johnston, del.” Appears in the lower left and “Hartwell Sc” underneath the table.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.15 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Proof plates in “Daw’s Doings” by Samuel Kettell]; proofs. (25 x 30.5 cm). 1842.

Four scenes, two on each side; the first features a man in uniform in front of a crowd where one man is being pushed towards a canon; the second features a thin man carting a canon while riding a mule while the unformed man stands in front on a board across two barrels; the third image features the uniformed man emerging from a cave; there is a skeleton, frogs and snakes outside; the fourth scene features the man in uniform running along a street; he is being chased by a man holding a “Writ”.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.16 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Four etchings with prices]; etching. (25.5 x 16 cm). No date.

Four separate images; the one on top features people underneath a tree, two are sitting one has his arm raised and one is a woman holding her apron. It says “No. 575 $2”; beneath it are three images. One is a bust portrait of Jefferson which says “No. 576 87 cts”; next to it is a nameplate with intertwining circles and says “No. 577 50 cts” the fourth is of a tiger which says “No. 578 62 cts”.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.17 Unknown artist. [Valentines delivered in our Street]; etching. (24 x 15 cm). Feb. 1856.

Eight images divided into two columns; each one features a person receiving and reading a Valentine. Side one has “Mr. Done Brown’s Valentine” “Mr. Lionel Lavender’s Valentine” “Bridge Malony’s Valentine” “Ceasar Washington’s Valentine” “Hans Schwillanpuff’s Valentine” “Mr. Nervous Tremble’s Valentine” “Young America’s Valentine” and "Miss Mary Nobel’s Valentine”; side two has eight additional images divided in two columns. They are labeled as follows: “Miss Seraphina Poppy’s Valentine” “Tom Lightfoot’s Valentine” “Widow Sparkle’s Valentine” “Peter Sqeezum, Esq.’s Valentine” “Doctor Purgeum’s Valentine” “Rev. Narcissus Violet’s Valentine.” “Singleton Jink’s Valentine” and “Miss Wigsby’s Valentine” they are from Harper's New Monthly Magazine [click here for AAS catalog record] Feb. 1856 Vol. XII. - No. 69.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.18 [F.E.W.orcester?]. [Political Cartoon of a Loyalist holding Protection Proclamation from Cornwallis]; proof. (15 x 24.5 cm). No date.

Political cartoon of a camp barracks; to the left is a general holding a document titled “Protection” out to a man who is kneeling before him; tucked into his pocket is a slip of paper reading “The Loyalist”; the document is signed “Cornwalles”; initials “GR” and image of a crown appear three times on cartoon; on the drum to the right are initials “F.E.W.orcester”.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.19 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Three etchings]; engraved and etched proofs. (34 x 19 cm). No date.

Three images on a single sheet – first image is a donkey entering room full of startled men; second image is a horrified man in bed with another man with spur on naked foot, there is an image of a cock fight on the wall and a man looking in through the doorway; third image is two men relaxing with feet up on chairs in dining room as servant brings in tray of drinks.

 

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.20 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Political cartoon with men fishing]; wood engraving. (18.5 x 27.5 cm). No date.

Cartoon with three men fishing on a river bank arguing over fish. One fish is labeled “Texas” and one is labeled “Oregon”; each man has a conversation balloon.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.21 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Portrait of Revered John Cheverus]; lithograph. (23 x 14 cm). June 1825.

Bust portrait of “Rt. Rev. John Cheverus Bishop of Montauban Formerly Bishop of Boston” featuring a man with a crucifix around his neck and wearing clerical robes; note on file indicates the image was from the Boston Monthly Magazine [Click here for AAS catalog record] June 1825 and is “Drawn & Eng. By D.C. Johnston from a Portrait by Stuart”

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.22 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Portrait of Edward Young D.D]; engraving. (14 x 8.5 cm). No date.

Bust portrait of “Edward Young D.D.” featuring a man facing the viewer, eyes turned left; he is wearing clerical robes and collar and a white wig. Engraving is signed in lower right “D.C. Johnston, sc.”

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.23 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Bust portrait of Dante Alighieri]; etching. Image: (10.5 x 7.5 cm) mounted on cardstock: (14 x 8.5 cm). No date.

Bust portrait of a man, Dante Alighien, turned right wearing head band and wreath and shirt with buttons; collar is signed “D.C. Johnston sc.” Note: image may be after the portrait of Alighieri by Sandro Botticelli.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.24 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Williams Oculist to the King of France]; etching. (24.5 x 15.5 cm). No date.

Political cartoon labeled “[...] Williams Oculist to the King of France” featuring an overweight man facing right holding a cane and his hat; in front of him is a trunk with a note signed from “Nabby Allfaith”; on the wall are two portraits one labeled “Ulysses Operating on the Eye of Polyphemus” and the other “Melchoir the Mountebank. Japhet in search of a father”; image is part of a series “Notorious Characters and Characters of Note. No.1. A Notorious Character”; signed underneath trunk “D.C.J. sc. For the Monthly Mag.”

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.25 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Image of Homer]; engraved proof. (23.5 x 15 cm). No date.

Image of a sculptural bust of Homer looking left as seen through an arched window; he has curly hair and beard and is wearing a headband; his eyes are blank. Image is inscribed in Greek beneath and in lower right “D.C. Johnston sc.”

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.26 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Penmanship/Landscape]; pen drawing. (10 x 17 cm). No date.

Image labeled “Penmanship” featuring a landscape with several people fishing on a lake to the right; in the foreground is a rock; in the distance are several sailboats and trees, there is man sitting on the shore to the left. Underneath rock is signed “DC Johnston delt”; accompany image is envelope addressed to “Mr. Wm. P. Johnston at No. 81 Lombard St. in Philadelphia, Penn.”

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.27 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Four images from Vision of Rubeta]; pen lithography. (25.5 x 30 cm). 1838.

Two sheets with two images each; first features an image of a coat of arms and three interior scenes; one opposite coat of arms has several people roughing up a taller man; two other scenes on additional paper feature a man getting his coat taken off by nuns; and a man laughing at an overweight man falling over a barrel in a room filled with nuns. Note on file indicates: “plates from Laughton Osborne's ‘Vision of Rubeta’ Boston 1838” see AAS catalog record here.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.28 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Coat of arms for Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense or Bad-luck to them that think Harm of these Things]; hand-colored engraving. (36.5 x 27 cm). No date.

Political cartoon of a coat of arms with images of sacks and coins, an open book, an army encampment, the word “Calcutta” a mill with a water wheel and numerous pieces of paper. Text at top reads: “Coat of arms for Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense or Bad-luck to them that think Harm of these Things”; scroll at bottom reads “Your name has appeared in a public paper as Head of a party in favour of McKean” and “We hate all larning and larned Men”.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.29 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Eight Illustrations for The World of Wonders]; etching. (30.5 x 21 cm). 1838.

Two sheets with four images each; first sheet has: “Catalepsy” interior scene with fireplace and mantle and a person asleep reading Martineau with a cat on her lap. Second scene is exterior called “Finding the Jewel” with two men and two women holding up a jewel; in front of them is a hole and one man is carrying a shovel; third is called “Science of Life” and is an interior scene of a lecture hall with a man holding a round object above his head a lectern; in the front row is a woman breast feeding. Fourth scene is called “Free Enquiry” and features a crowd of people gathered around a man holding a mask up to his face; on the wall are portraits labeled “Fanny” “Taylor” “Voltaire” “T. Paine” and one called “Triumph of Reason No moral responsibility”. Second sheet has four images. First one is called “A Lunar Locomotive” and is an exterior scene with creatures riding a serpent and mountains in the distance; second is called “Vegetable Pigs” and features exterior scene with four people gathered around a table, on the tree above them are pigs growing from a vine; third scene is “The County Committee” and features an interior with a man holding up an inkwell being restrained by several other men; fourth scene is called “(Tremont House) Post vs. Atlas” and features an interior scene of a man crinkling up copies of the Atlas and the Morning Post” several other people are in the room holding newspapers at a table. Note on file indicates images are from “J.R. Peabody’s The World of Wonders Boston 1838”.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.30 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Four etchings for Daw’s Doings]; engraved proofs. Separate image: (16 x 9.5 cm) sheet of images: (19 x 30.5 cm). No date.

Four images; one on one sheet, three on another. On the first sheets is an image called “Finding the Jewel” with two men and two women holding up a jewel; in front of them is a hole and one man is carrying a shovel. Additional sheet has three interior scenes. One says “I am ashamed of you sir, Ashamed of me? Why I am not ashamed of you” with an image of an intoxicated man and a woman fighting; on the wall is a portrait of Ariadne and on the pinafore sheet music called “Tho Love is Warm Awhile o tis love”; second scene is called “Hopper Paul and his Choir” with image of a man to the right instructing a choir of men and women holding open books; fourth scene is of a grumpy looking man at a table with an equally grumpy looking dog on the floor; on the walls are pictures labeled “Bitter cold” and “Bitter bad”; on the table is “Gall” and poems” and on the floor “List of broken banks”.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.31 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Illustrations for Charcoal Sketches by J.C. Neal]; etching. (18 x 11.5 cm) 1838.

Four pages of images designed and etched by Johnston. First is called “Olympus Pump” which features a man leaning against a wall a dog sniffing his feet; there is a what looks like a police officer to the right; the second image is of the exterior of a soap and candle shop with a man carrying a baby and his horse’s reins. Behind him several children play and one pushes a toy boat in the street; third scene features a man swimming in the gutter outside a room called “Bar-Room” another man looks on. The fourth scene is of the interior of a dance hall where a fat man (called the Fleshy one) wipes his forehead in front of a seated woman with a fan. Images are duplicates of those in Box 6 Folder 1.32. AAS catalog for Charcoal Sketches available here.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.32 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Illustrations for Charcoal Sketches by J.C. Neal]; engraved proofs. (36 x 27.5 cm) 1838.

Single sheet of four images designed and etched by Johnston. Images are duplicates of those in Box 6 Folder 1.31. AAS catalog for Charcoal Sketches available here.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.33 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Interior illustration for Dickens’s Notes last page]; etching. Image: (15 x 24.5 cm) mounted on cardstock: (21 x 30 cm). No date.

Image featuring an interior scene with a man holding his coat collar looking out the window; on the settee is a man holding his leg; on the floor is a boot and on the walls several framed images of Niagara Falls. Beneath is the quotation “ ‘All this time my leg and foot were in the air. Nearly ready sir I enquired Well pretty nigh he said keep steady.’ Etched for the Pioneer. March 1843 ‘Dickens and the “Artist in Boot's”. See Box 7 Folder 4.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.34 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Great Locofoco Juggernaut]; engraved proof. (10.5 x 13.5 cm). 1838?

Political cartoon which looks like a banknote/coupon which says it is “Good for a Shave”. At top the text reads, “Great Locofoco Juggernaut. A New Console-A-Tory Sub-Treasury Rag-Monster” Engraved by the Locofoco Shinplaster Engraving Company. Image on top features men wearing yokes pulling a wagon with a half man, half animal creature sitting on top of a bag called “Deposits” wagon is labeled “200,000 Jackass power”; behind two men are walking and looking and there are several houses ablaze in the distance; the cart is wheeling over bodies of men. Panel to the left features a man who looks like a donkey following a jack ass with Jackson’s face carrying deposits; to the right is an image of Jackson as a woman holding a Veto next to a globe and standing on Common Sense and carrying a torn flag called “Constitution”. See related copperplate in Box 10 Folder 12. Also see Political Cartoon record here. See copperplate in Box 10 Folder 12.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.35 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Great Locofoco Juggernaut]; engraved proof before imprint. (12 x 26.5 cm). 1838?

Engraved proof of the image in Box 6 Folder 1.34. See copperplate in Box 10 Folder 12.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.36 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Great Locofoco Juggernaut]; engraving. (12 x 26.5 cm). 1838?

Engraving of the image in Box 6 Folder 1.34. See copperplate in Box 10 Folder 12.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.37 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Portrait of Mrs. Morris]; etching. (25.5 x 16 cm). 1825.

Portrait from the waist of an older woman turned left and facing the viewer; she is wearing a white gown which covers her head and neck; visible underneath her head covering are brown curls. See watercolor in Box 1 Folder 23.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.38 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Hopkins and Guy]; engraving. (8.5 x 14 cm). 1826.

Interior scene in what appears to be an attic with two men at a table; one very tall one is attempting to stand from his chair, another one to the right is frowning; both are slightly hunched forward. At the table is a candle. Image is from Galaxy of Wit Boston 1826; catalog record can be found here.

 

 

Box 6 Folder 1.39 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Political Cartoon of the Adventures and Achievements of the Renowned Don Quixote and His Doughty Squire Sancho Panza]; hand-colored engraving. (26 x 31 cm). No date.

Twelve illustrations and captions for a piece entitled “Adventures and Achievements of the Renowned Don Quixote and His Doughty Squire Sancho Panza” with cartoons of Andrew Jackson as Don Quixote and Stephen A. Douglas as Sancho Panza; images are “Signor Don Quixote” with image of Jackson sitting in his study leaning up against a globe; “Don Quixote Receiving his Degree” with images of people laughing behind him and Stephen Douglas looking on; “The Don Attacking Certain Bags in a Certain Public” with image of Jackson in night clothes holding a raised sword, at his feet are bags of money; “Certain Carriers Approaching Don Quixote” with images of Jackson and Douglas on horseback approaching a crowd; “Don Quixote attack on the giants” with Jackson on horseback charging the U.S. Bank; “Don Quixote’s interview with the canon” with image of seated Jackson talking to a man and Douglas to his right; on the wall is a portrait of George Washington; “Don Quixote Chagrined at the statement of Nicholas” with image of Jackson and overturned chair pointing at a document signed “Nicholas”; “Private Confab Between Sancho and His Master” with image of Jackson at a desk and portrait of Major Downing on wall; [image torn]; “Quixote addressing certain bound captives” with image of Jackson in front of a building with columns labeled “Revolutionary pensioners books kept here”; “Constitutional Insanity the Don about to Figure it on Board Ship” with image of Jackson holding a shield and Panza with hands in pockets in front of ship with flag called “Constitution”; final image “The Knight on his way home & Sancho in the High Road to Promotion” with image of crowd of men bounding Douglas on a Map of the Untied States from 1837; in the distance is Jackson riding away from the scene to “The Hermitage”; additional uncolored version of the political cartoon catalog record can be found here. Also see Box 8 Folder 21-6.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.40 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Exhibition of Cabinet Pictures]; etching. (28 x 36.5 cm). 1831.

Political cartoon of a man and two boys sitting in a room and looking up at framed artwork; to the left is a bookcase filled with books called “Cabinet Library” with plays. Above this is an image of Jackson labeled “Opening of Pandora’s Box” and image of Jackson as an “American Atlas”; the images on the wall that the man and boys are looking at are labeled “Sun Setting in a Storm” “Sunrise Storm Subsiding” “Bandit’s Rendezvous," “Tail of Mystery” “The Ape Made King” “Sons of Harmony” “The Unfortunate Blind Man” “Don Quixote and U.S. Bank” “Administration Organ” “Destruction of Troy” “The enraged Granny and her pet Tabby” “A Roaring Jackass in a Lion’s Skin” “New design for Arms of the U.S.” “The Washer man” “Mid Summer Night’s Dream” “Diogenes” “Preparing to Cleanse the Augean Stable” “Scene from the comic farce of Turn out as played by the Administration company” and an image of “Washington Course”; second copy of the political cartoon catalog record can be found here.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.41 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Exhibition of Cabinet Pictures]; etching. (27 x 33.5 cm). 1831.

Second copy of the engraving of the image in Box 6 Folder 1.40.

 

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.42 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Political cartoon of the House that Jeff Built]; engraving. (30.5 x 42.5 cm). 1863.

Political cartoon made up of twelve separate scenes featuring “The House that Jeff Built” [Confederate President Jefferson Davis]; first one is labeled “Slave Pen” and features the exterior of a slave house; the second features bundles of cotton; the third features slaves picking cotton and putting it into sacks; the fourth is of slaves sitting outside an auction block; the fifth is of a slave auctioneer with a mallet; the sixth is an iron chain and ball; the seventh is a female slave being sold and taken away by white men; the eighth is an interior scene with a slave and two men at a table; the ninth is a whip; the tenth is a whip being used to hit a slave tied to a pole; the eleventh is a bust portrait of Jefferson Davis frowning and facing left; the last is of slave ephemera and broadsides as well as a ball and chain and slave auction sign; additional image of the political cartoon catalog record can be found here.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.43 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Political cartoon of the House that Jeff Built]; engraving. (30.5 x 43 cm). 1863.

Second copy of the engraving of the image in Box 6 Folder 1.42.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.44 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) after George Cruikshank. [Illustrations for Don Quixote]; engraving. (19 x 11.5 cm) (21.5 x 15 cm). 1836.

Two images for Don Quixote; first image “El Gobernador Sanchio y el Doctor Pedro Riao de Aguero” features a man at a table with food surrounded by people, a dog is in front sniffing upwards; second image “Manteamiento de Sancho Panza” features sancho Panza being tossed up into the air by a crowd of people by a blanket; in the background is Don Quixote on horseback. Text in lower left “G[eorge] Cruikshak del” and lower right “D.C. Johnston sc.”

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.45 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Illustrations for American Comic Annual]; etching. (13 x 18 cm) (11 x 19 cm). 1831.

Two proofs from American Comic Annual [AAS Catalog record available here]; first one called “The Water Drinker” features an interior scene of a bar room where a man is behind a bar to the right with a sign which says “No Trust” central in the scene are two men holding a bottle and one holding a pitcher; behind is a man asleep on top of a paper called the Temperance Herald; two other men sit at a table next to a sign which says “sudden death by drinking cold water”; the second scene is called “Fate of Genius” and features a street scene where an African American man is clutching his chest and another looks on; there is a broadside reading “Theatre Darkness visible Devil to pay Frightened to death”; behind is a building advertising “Ready made coffins” and numerous African Americans.

 


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Box 6 Folder 1.46 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Comic Annual cover]; pen litho. (40 x 25 cm). 1830.

Front and back cover for the Comic Annual [AAS Catalog record available here] published by Lord and Holbrook; cover features two men on boxes holding up a banner which is sticking through several masks; leaning up against one of the boxes is a man smoking; the binding is an image of a mask and a roll of drawing paper labeled “Comic Annual” the back cover is of people walking over a bridge; central is Father time; the people are bent into the shapes 1831 and 1830. See preparatory drawing in Box 8 Folder 67.

 

 

Box 6 Folder 1.47 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Laid out body wrapped in shroud]; etching and engraving. (9.5 x 15 cm). No date.

Image featuring a body wrapped in a white shroud laid out on a flat surface.

 

 

Box 6 Folder 1.48 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Images for Yankee Notions]; etching. sheet 1: (19 x 30.5 cm) sheet 2: (13 x 15 cm). 1838.

Two copies of “I am ashamed of you sir!” “Hopper Paul and his Choir” and “Benoni Burdock was a bitter man”; see additional copies and descriptions in Box 6 Folder 1.30. Several other images include two copies of “An army of doctors are upon me” with an interior scene of four men fighting; on the wall is an image of a devil spearing a man and several skulls and bones on top of a closed cabinet and medical equipment on the floor; one copy of “Twas nothing more, by these old shoes, than the constable a snoring” with image of man sleeping on a bench and a man above him smiling, on the wall are several broadsides; third image is “Explosion of the pot of apples” with image of a man holding a bellows over a fireplace where a pot has exploded and hit his face; behind are several people and a woman with knitting on the floor. See Yankee Notions catalog record here.


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Box 6 Folder 1.49 Johnston, Sarah Elizabeth Murphy (1811-1880) and various unknown artists. [Book of drawings]; pencils, watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink charcoal. Book size: (21 x 17 ½ cm). 1850s-60s; no date.

Book labeled “D C Johnston” with initials “JB” beneath and underneath “J.B.D.” Inside book are 38 loose sheets and 25 pages. There are landscapes, landscapes with trees and houses, landscapes with barns, portraits of people and actors, an image of a saddle, an image of a monkey riding a horse dated 1861, a diagram of the outside of a fort labeled at top “Life of Admiral Porter”, several historic scenes with people in Elizabethian-era clothing, photocopies of items moved to the John B. Johnston collection, portraits glued to cardstock, an image labeled “Ophelia” and one labeled “Hamlet”, a man on a balcony, a woman named “Hebe”, a man lounging in a chair, a woman in a study with Rosary beads, classical style drawings, still life drawings of flowers, a woman behind bars, an image of a baby reaching upwards, a woman reading a book, a man lounging, a man and woman in colonial era clothing facing right, a rocking chair with blanket, a tree, a house in a landscape, a lake in a landscape, two still-life of flowers, landscape signed on reverse “Grandma”, a still-life of lilies (similar in style to Box 18 Folder 1), flowers in a jug (similar in style to Box 18 Folder 12), and blank pages. Note: drawings may possibly have been given to Johnston by students and/or friends.


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