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Box 8

David Claypoole Johnston Pencil Sketches


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Box 8 Folder 1 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [A Grave Mistake]; pencil. (15 x 16 cm). No date.

Image featuring a drunken man leaning up against a building to the left with his arm raised towards a passing hearse; the hearse is horse-drawn and its driver is looking behind frowning; the drunken man has ripped clothing. Image is annotated at bottom: “A Grave Mistake: By golly there’s a bus! Hold on driver! Room for one more inside?” Note: see similar image in Box 3 Folder 14.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 2 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [A Grave Mistake]; pencil. (14 x 17.5 cm). No date.

Image of a man holding a light post to the right with his arm raised towards a passing hearse; the man has a bottle in his pocket. Image is annotated at bottom: “A Grave Mistake: There’s a bus! Hold on driver! Room for one more inside?”; note: image similar to Box 8 Folder 1 and Box 3 Folder 14.

 


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Box 8 Folder 3 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Metamorphosis; man in top hat]; pencil. (13.5 x 8.5 cm). No date.

Image of a portrait of a man wearing a top hat and holding a newspaper; he is wearing a coat and loosely tied neck cloth; he has hair curled around his ears. The paper around his mouth and eyes have been removed.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 4 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Metamorphosis; man in top hat]; pencil. (15 x 8.5 cm). No date.

Image of a portrait of a man from the waist wearing a top hat and holding a newspaper; he is wearing a coat and his is hair curled around his ears. The paper around his mouth and eyes have been removed. Note on file indicates it is a transfer drawing.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 5 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Metamorphosis; man in military hat]; pencil. (10.5 x 13 cm). No date.

Image of a man wearing a soldier’s uniform and military hat, possibly a bicorn, similar to a Napoleonic hat. The paper around his mouth and eyes have been removed.  

 


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Box 8 Folder 6 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Illustration for Guy Mannering]; pencil. (15 x 18.5 cm). No date.

Image of Dominic Sampson and Meg Merrilies featuring an image of a woman grabbing a man seated on a stool, his hat and cane are on the stone floor; behind is an iron pot. The walls and ceiling are brick. See Box 12 Folder 33 and Box 11 Folder 3.3.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 7 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [The Dorr Rebellion]; pencil. (11 x 20 cm). No date.

Image featuring a man who looks similar to Napoleon standing on barrels with his arm raised; in front of him is a man on a donkey carting a wagon towards the left; behind him is a crowd of men.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 8 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Man with Stick Standing behind unsuspecting seated man]; pencil. (12 x 16.5 cm). No date.

Image of a man sitting on the water’s edge with a book in his lap and a hat at his feet; behind him to the left is a man frowning with a stick in his hands; light text at bottom is illegible.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 9 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Man showing items to three females]; pencil. (15.5 x 10.5 cm). No date.

Image of three women with a man in a landscape; to the right is a palm tree. The man is wearing a head scarf and long robes and is showing the women some form of cloth/fabric or perhaps jewelry. Two of the women reach for the items while the third puts her hands over her chest.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 10 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). Col[onel]. Jono Pluck of the Bloody 34th reg[iment] of Penn.[Sylvania] militia; pencil. (21 x 24 cm). No date.

Image featuring a man in uniform with a Napoleonic hat marching left; he is holding a large sword and sheath at his side; behind him are numerous troops; one is a man riding a cow; another rides a hog or pig; in the distance is a flag with a man and a horse pictured.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 11 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Portrait of a man with pipe]; pencil. (20 x 16.5 cm). No date.

Portrait from the waist of a man seated at a table; he is turned towards the viewer but looking left; his arms is on the table and he holds onto a pipe.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 12 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Men playing Blind Man’s bluff]; pencil. (19 x 17 cm). No date.

Image featuring numerous men, many with their left legs in the air, turned towards a central man who is being blindfolded; many of the men are frowning and have their hands out.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 13 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Man outside with a scythe]; pencil. (16.5 x 15 cm). No date.

Image featuring a man in a long shirt/tunic facing left; he is standing in a field with a scythe in his hands; in the background is a bare tree. Note: bust portrait sketch of a man looking left with a hat on reverse.

 


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Box 8 Folder 14 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Portraits of two men and a fist in the upper corner]; pencil. (15 x 14.5 cm). No date.

Portraits of two men; one is of a man with light-colored or white hair facing the viewer, looking right; the other is of a man who looks angry with a goatee and dark hair facing the viewer but looking left; he has his head in his hand underneath is marked “don’t mark it”; in the upper left hand corner is a clenched fist. Manuscript writing on reverse describes a word puzzle as well as two sketches of faces.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 15 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Jefferson Davis and a sleeping lion]; pencil. (20 x 13 cm). No date.

Image annotation with text featuring Jefferson Davis kneeling down and picking a lion’s ear with a branch/tuft of cotton. Image is annotated beneath “Lion – Jeff its no use! I can do no think [sic] for you till I have a talk with your Uncle Sam” At top text reads “Jeff Davis tickling the […] Lion’s ear with a tuft of cotton”. Note: very light pencil sketch on reverse.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 16 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Jail cell with man kneeling at a bed]; pencil. (16 x 21 cm). 1856.

Image of a man kneeling in a locked jail cell before a bed; there is a window flooding light onto the scene in the upper left; to the left is a stool with a pitcher on top and a book near the bed. Numerous markings appear on the wall. Note: image may be a transfer drawing. Note on file indicates the image is from the Winter Sermon for Christmas and the New Year, Boston 1856; AAS Catalog record here.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 17 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Street scene with two people bundled against the wind]; pencil. (16.5 x 21 cm). 1856.

Image featuring two people, a man and a woman who are poorly dressed outside on a windy day; they are bundling against the cold; across the street is a boy carrying what appear to be newspapers; behind him is the façade of a tall building and a steeple in the distance; the trees are bent to indicate heavy winds. Note on file indicates the image is from the Winter Sermon for Christmas and the New Year, Boston 1856; AAS Catalog record here.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 18 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Domestic interior with family before a fireplace]; pencil. (14 x 19.5 cm). 1856.

Image featuring a family in a domestic interior; behind them is a fireplace with a mantle atop of which are vases and a decorated clock with sculpture. To the right a man sits reclining in his chair while a boy reads to him; to the left is a woman turning the pages of sheet music while a young woman plays a piano; on the floor is a girl playing with a doll. A dog sits before the fireplace. Note on file indicates the image is from the Winter Sermon for Christmas and the New Year, Boston 1856; AAS Catalog record here.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 19 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. Uncle Sam dissatisfied with his last basket of potatoes; pencil. (13.5 x 17 cm). No date.

Image featuring two men near a basket of potatoes; the man to the right is wearing a long coat and has on a hat; the man to the left is standing and frowning holding a small potato between his fingers. Text atop reads “U. Sam I tell you what T. Collins, if you think that I and my family are going to put up with such potatoes as these, you are awfully mistaken, they’re too small for any thing. T. Collins – [Wait?] now Uncle Sam  them’s the very best Gregtown potatoes President Pierce says he likes ‘em better than blue noses.”

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 20 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Image of man reading from an open book]; pencil. (7 x 7 cm). No date.

Image of a man, possibly Don Quixote, reading from an open book; the man has his head in his hand and is wearing Elizabethan-era clothing; he has a goatee and dark hair.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 21 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Four sketches for Don Quixote (with Andrew Jackson)]; pencil images glued onto cardstock. (24 x 17.5 cm). 1837.

Four separate sketches glued onto a piece of cardstock. Illustrations appear preparatory for Polit. Cart. I29; [AAS Catalog record available here] “Illustrations of the adventures and achievements of the renowned Don Quixote and his doughty squire Sancho Panza”; first illustration labeled “8” is of Andrew Jackson sitting in a chair with Douglas to his right; second image labeled “1” features Jackson seated at a table  with numerous items scattered on the floor; framed artwork adorns the walls; image three labeled “12” features a man being tossed on the air on a blanket by a crowd of men, in the distance is a man atop a horse; the last image labeled “9” features Jackson atop a wooden horse with armor on and Douglas grasping at his waist. See also Box 6 Folder 1.39 and Box 8 Folders 21-26.

 


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Box 8 Folder 22 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Four sketches for Don Quixote (with Andrew Jackson) continued]; pencil images glued onto cardstock. (24 x 17 cm). 1837.

Four separate sketches glued onto a piece of cardstock. Illustrations look preparatory for Polit. Cart. I29 [AAS Catalog record available here] “Illustrations of the adventures and achievements of the renowned Don Quixote and his doughty squire Sancho Panza”; first image labeled “7” features Jackson pointing to the ground while a man tries to calm him, Douglas looks on in a doorway; second image labeled “4” features the reverse of Douglas and Jackson riding atop two horses; third image labeled “10” features Douglas and Jackson outside a wooden structure, Douglas with his head in his hands and Jackson in armor; fourth image “3” features two men fighting, on the floor are bags of money, emerging from the doorway are numerous men. See also Box 6 Folder 1.39 and Box 8 Folders 21-26.

 


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Box 8 Folder 23 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Two images for Don Quixote (with Andrew Jackson)]; pencil and pen and ink images glued onto cardstock. (24 x 17 cm). 1837.

Two separate images glued to cardstock; the top one is pen and ink and features Don Quixote in armor riding a steam-filled horse which is exploding; falling off is Sancho Panza; on the ground looking up at them are numerous people laughing. The second image is in pencil and features Andrew Jackson in armor with sword and shield fighting a lion in a cage with the face of Daniel Webster. Image is annotated “Don Quixote’s attack on the Lion Jackson and Dan. Webster”. See also Box 6 Folder 1.39 and Box 8 Folders 21-26. Image appears preparatory for Political Cartoon I29 [AAS Catalog record available here].

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 24 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) after George Cruikshank. [Three images for Don Quixote, man in a field and two men in uniform]; pencil and engraving images glued onto cardstock. (24 x 17 cm). ca. 1837.

Three images glued to cardstock. Side one features two images – an engraving with a barefoot man in a field holding a cane over his head; beneath this image is a pencil sketch of a man, possibly John Bull, sitting on a rum barrel offering an olive branch to a man who looks like a surprised pirate; he puts his hand up and leans backwards. Side two features an image of Don Quixote in full armor facing a lion who is in a cage; the lion looks away. Sancho Panza is atop and looks frightened. Image is signed “D. Quijote desafindo al Leon” and “G. Cruikshank del.” to the left and “D.C. Johnston sc.” to the right. See also Box 6 Folder 1.39 and Box 8 Folders 21-26. Image appears preparatory for Political Cartoon I29 [AAS Catalog record available here].

 


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Box 8 Folder 25 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Image of Jackson as Don Quixote made an LLD]; pencil. (6.5 x 7.5 cm). 1837.

Image labeled “2” in the upper left features an image of two men in cap and gowns holding a rolled paper, possibly a degree, over Andrew Jackson who kneels before them, his hat in front. Behind are several people including Douglas who is laughing. Note: image is a transfer drawing and is preparatory for Polit. Cart. I29 [AAS Catalog record available here] “Illustrations of the adventures and achievements of the renowned Don Quixote and his doughty squire Sancho Panza”. See also Box 6 Folder 1.39 and Box 8 Folders 21-26.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 26 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Image of Jackson on a donkey rushing the bank]; pencil. (5.5 x 9 cm). 1837.

Image featuring Andrew Jackson on a donkey rushing towards a building with numerous columns, the U.S. Bank. On a hill in the foreground is Douglas next to a donkey. Image is labeled “5” in the upper right hand corner. Note: image is a transfer drawing and is preparatory for Polit. Cart. I29 [AAS Catalog record available here] “Illustrations of the adventures and achievements of the renowned Don Quixote and his doughty squire Sancho Panza”. See also Box 6 Folder 1.39 and Box 8 Folders 21-26.

 


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Box 8 Folder 27 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. Mischief afoot; pencil. (14 x 19.5 cm). No date.

Image featuring a boy asleep on a stoop; next to him to the left is another boy who is applying shoe polish to his bare foot and smiling; standing is a person in a long coat and hat with papers in his or her arms.

 


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Box 8 Folder 28 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. The artist at a stand still; pencil. (14 x 19 cm). No date.

Image featuring an artist to the right sitting at a stool before a blank canvas mounted on an easel; he has his chin in his hands; before him is a seated large woman in a dress and bonnet; she is fat and unattractive. Light text at top appears to read “Greely."

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 29 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Domestic scene with mother trying to feed a baby who looks like a roll of parchment]; pencil. (20 x 16 cm). No date.

Image featuring a mother in a rocking chair trying to feed a baby on her lap with a spoon; the baby looks like a piece of rolled up artist’s paper or parchment; to the right is a man drying out a cloth before a fireplace; to the left is another woman, possibly a nurse, stirring a bowl with a spoon and leaning over to mother and child.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 30 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Going to school in 1858; Going to school in 1828]; pencil. (15 x 16.5 cm). ca. 1858.

Two images; image to the left labeled “Going to school in 1858” features a young girl wearing a dress with hoop skirt carrying an armload of books, she is frowning; image to the right labeled “Going to school in 1828” features a young girl smiling and holding one book and a satchel in her hand; she is wearing a loose unadorned dress and short pants.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 31 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Untitled sketch of a landscape with a building]; pencil. (6.5 x 10.5 cm). No date.

Image featuring a large building, possibly a mansion or a castle, in the distance with a  central tower and turrets; in the foreground to the left is a tree on a hillside.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 32 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Sketch for Abolition Blunderbuss]; pencil. (13 x 6.5 cm). No date.

Cartoon image of a man, possibly Horace Greeley, standing facing the viewer; he is holding what appear to be a rifle and a saber in each hand; he is wearing a long coat, a vest and glasses.

 


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Box 8 Folder 33 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. Governor Andrew [pugging?] the Parker gun in patriotic agony; pencil. (24 x 15.5 cm). No date.

Cartoon featuring a man in a long coat with his pocket stuffed with an onion; he is aiming a rifle into the air; he is crying. Behind him are crowds of people crying with handkerchiefs in their hands. Text at bottom reads “Gov. Andrew [pugging?] the Parker gun in patriotic agony. “The big round tears coursed one another down his innocent nose in piteous chase” P.S. the Gov. has accidentally […] an onion out of his pocket a […] for the accommodation of the higher female slaves.”

 

 

 

Box 8 Folder 34 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. The Republican candidate’s dream; pencil. (21 x 24.5 cm). No date.

Cartoon featuring a man asleep in a bed; above him is a bell, a wheel; a jackknife, the White House, all surrounded by clouds; the man is clutching the sheets. Text at bottom reads: “How provoking! A few moments since I had a distinct view of the White House: now…the view is interrupted by a monster Jack-knife, and a great bell in full swing”.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 35 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Bust sculpture of an unidentified man]; pencil. (25 x 19 cm). No date.

Image of a bust sculpture of a man facing right; he has a large nose, is slightly balding and curled white hair to his nape. The bust is mounted on a pedestal.

 


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Box 8 Folder 36 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Image and conversation of a daguerreotypist and customers]; pencil. (30 x 24 cm). 1850.

Cartoon image featuring a seated woman looking at a daguerreotype with her mouth hanging loosely and her eyes crossed; to her right is a man with moustache, beard and pug-like nose looking on; before them to the left is a man with long hair and a goatee in robes with his arms extended. Text at top reads “ ‘Daguerreotypist – there ma’am! I flatter myself that there never was a better likeness than that’ ‘Indignant wife – Good gracious! This a likeness of me!! As I [live?] the mouth’s askew and the eyes [squint?]’ ‘Complacent husband – Well my love I told you that there was no certainty in daguerreotypes – I had two taken of myself and in both I was represented with an unmistakable pug-nose”

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 37 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Temperance sketch after George Cruikshank’s ‘The Gin Juggernoth [sic]”]; pencil. (26 x 30 cm). 1835.

Transfer drawing featuring a crowd of men and women in the foreground; behind them is a large gin vat which resembles a tap room; there are columns and numerous bottles; there are also two large gin barrels; in the far distance to the left are what appear to be gallows. Some of the people are being run over by the gin barrels.

 


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Box 8 Folder 38 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Last image from the House that Jeff Built]; pencil. (12 x 15 cm). 1863.

Image featuring a ball and broken chain; there is also a broken shackle, hammer and crumbled slave auction sign; the image is bordered slightly in the upper right. Note: image is the last for the political cartoon Polit. Cart. H842; AAS catalog record here.

 


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Box 8 Folder 39 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Portrait of Eng and Chang Bunker]; pencil. (24 x 18 cm). No date.

Image featuring Eng and Chang Bunker (1811-1874) conjoined twins; they have wreaths on their heads and visible underneath their open coats is the skin which attaches them; they have their arms around each others; one looks left the other looks towards the viewer.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 40 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Sketch for David Emmons portrait]; pencil. (22 x 19 cm). 1826.

Image featuring a man in a street scene; he is holding a piece of paper and has his left arm extended; he is looking right; behind him are men marching; one plays a drum and the other a fife; there is a man with a box on his back and a man selling items out of a street cart to the right. See Box 12 Folder 31 of Johnston Family Collection for related image.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 41 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. First trace figures No 1 & 2; the two tables; pencil. (20 x 25 cm). No date.

Image featuring three figures; one man in the center is standing holding a water bottle towards a seated man at a table with numerous bottles and cups on it; his head is wrapped in a bandage with “1” above his head; the third man to the right is writing with a pen and ink well in front of him with “2” above his head.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 42 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Man seated at a desk while another hands him a long scroll]; pencil. (20.5 x 25.5 cm). No date.

Interior scene of what appears to be a shop; there is a clerk’s desk where a man is seated writing to the left; behind him are shelves of books; he is looking towards the right at a man who is before him who has a long scroll outstretched; this man is wearing a dark coat, top hat and has a moustache and goatee. Broadside on front of desk reads “Auction [Sale?]” Image could possibly be of a bill collector.

 


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Box 8 Folder 43 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. Symptoms of a locked jaw; pencil. (27.5 x 21.5 cm). No date.

Image featuring Andrew Jackson seated in a chair; on top of him is a man, Henry Clay, who is stitching up Andrews’s mouth; he has his arm wrapped behind Jackson and Jackson is grabbing onto him. Note: image is drawing for the political cartoon Symptoms of a locked jaw; AAS catalog record available here.

 

Box 8 Folder 44 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. A type of coming election; pencil. (24 x 30.5 cm). No date.

Political cartoon featuring numerous men with speech balloons arguing about things like the constitution and addresses of speech; a man to the right is arguing about a ticket with a man wearing a dark coat top hat who is smoking and holding a cane; to the right of him is a man holding a paper and his hat and his hand facing the viewer saying “Hurra! For old Abe […] & down with Gen. Lincoln. Them’s my sentiment Hurra!”

 

 

Box 8 Folder 45 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Crowd scene with three elevated men selling shoes]; pencil. (25 x 30.5 cm). No date.

Image featuring numerous men in a crowd, all of them are wearing hats; three of them are elevated, possibly on a platform; one to the left is wearing glasses and recording something in a logbook; a central man has what appear to be shoes in his hands; third man to the right is handing out what appear to be shoelaces. Manuscript note on reverse reads “M[] Childs has removed to No 180 Market Street between 5th and 6th”  See also Box 8 Folder 48.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 46 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Eliza crossing the ice]; pencil. (23.5 x 30.5 cm). after 1852.

Image featuring Eliza crossing the river on a sheet of ice, she is looking behind her to the left; on shore are three men with their arms raised; in the distance is a building and a horse. Note: image is a scene from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

 

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 47 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Image featuring the exterior of an archway and grounds]; pencil. (24 x 30.5 cm). No date.

Image with a central archway which shows an interior of a structure with dropped arched ceilings; to the right is a man leaning against a pillar in uniform; the archway is covered in foliage and leaves. To the right is a castle in the distance and a bridge with reflection in a body of water.

 

Box 8 Folder 48 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Image of a cobbler selling shoes]; pencil. (24 x 30.5 cm). No date.

Scene with of three men selling shoes; man to the right is recording the transaction; man in the middle is saying “They are second hand gentleman but just as good as new. They have not been worn above more than 3 months”; man to the far right is handing out shoes and saying “[…] vat for these here shoes I think they are the most splendid articles I ever beheld O’ye God & little fishes look at that”; note: image is similar to drawing in Box 8 Folder 45.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 49 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Landscape with trees and houses]; pencil. (21 x 28 cm). No date.

Landscape image featuring the ruins of a structure in the foreground as well as numerous trees which extend to the left, up a hillside. To the right is a cleared field with numerous houses and structures; a fence is crawling up the hill and the property is divided by a criss-cross fence.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 50 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Landscape with trees and gate]; pencil. (24.5 x 18.5 cm). No date.

Image featuring a large tree, possibly an oak, growing and leaning towards the left; behind the tree to the right is a fence.

 


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Box 8 Folder 51 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Landscape with trees and gate]; pencil. (24.5 x 18.5 cm). No date.

Landscape featuring numerous tall, full trees; in the foreground is a tree which has been cut to clear a path; a man in a hat and coat is walking on the path to the left, image is initialed in lower right “D.C.J.”; behind the path is a fence.

 


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Box 8 Folder 52 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Sign for D.C. Johnston Teacher of Drawing & Painting]; pencil. (21.5 x 36 cm). No date.

Image reading “D.C. Johnston Teacher of Drawing & Painting” the letters are crafted out of the leaves and branches of trees; image on reverse is an elevation of a monument; text “A. Fuller Walpole Center Mass.”

 


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Box 8 Folder 53 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Taproom scene]; pencil. (21 x 24.5 cm). No date.

Interior of a Taproom featuring a large man seated on a chair, to his right is a table and to his left is a young girl with a pan and a soldier with a bugle; behind them is a bar room with several kegs and a sign reading “Lager”; there are two people at the bar and two men seated at a table. Note: image may be preparatory sketch for Box 3 Folder 17.

 


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Box 8 Folder 54 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Dining room scene]; pencil. (15 x 18 cm). No date.

Image featuring a domestic interior with several people, men and women surrounding a dining room; on the wall are several pieces of framed artwork; a man to the right holds his glass up in a toast. Coming through the doorway is a man holding a large tray. A woman on the other end of the table looks forward; she has a “1” above her head. Annotation at bottom reads: “Female figure no 1 bb moved back”.

 


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Box 8 Folder 55 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Dining room scene]; pencil. (15 x 18 cm). No date.

Interior scene of a dining room table; there is a woman pouring beverages into a glass; to the right a man pours a drink into a young child’s mouth; in the center is a woman holding a baby and a boy reading a book to a man; to the left is a pianoforte and framed artwork on the wall. In the background is a man coming through a doorway and another handing him paper. Note: image is likely a transfer drawing for Box 5 Folder 1.4and Box 8 Folder 56.

 

Box 8 Folder 56 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Dining room scene]; pencil. (20.5 x 28 cm). No date.

Interior scene of a dining room table; there is a woman pouring beverages into a glass; to the right a man pours a drink into a young child’s glass and holding another; in the center is a woman holding a baby; to the left is a sketch of a pianoforte and framed artwork on the wall. Note: image is similar to drawings in Box 5 Folder 1.4 and Box 8 Folder 55.

 

 

Box 8 Folder 57 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Transfer drawings for “The Convent Committee”]; pencil: (18.5 x 14.5 cm). 1855.

Transfer drawings used for “The Convent Committee, better known as the Smelling Committee” political cartoon in AAS collections. Series of 9 Drawings. First features a man in front of an outhouse labeled “investigator of an outhouse on the premises”; second features a man with a broken cart wheel leaning up against a fence labeled “the investigator discovers an old car wheel on the […]”; third image is of a man peering through a keyhole labeled “investigator of”; fourth image is a man opening the door of a pantry spilling out its contents and frowning labeled “On opening the pantry”; fifth is of a man taking an article of clothing out of a closet labeled “investigation of the clothes”; sixth is of a person in a clothing barrel, all that is visible are the feet and a pile of clothes; seventh features a man peering up a chimney; eighth is of a man peering under a bed labeled “Investigation of the bed room”; final image features a man leaning over looking at frowning pigs eating out of a trough labeled “investigation of the piggery”. Note: see similar images in Box 5 Folder 1.19.

 

Box 8 Folder 58 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Image of a topless man putting items into a bag]; pencil: (15 x 5.5 cm). 1855.

Transfer drawing featuring a politician as a naked baby putting items into a bag; he is bald, barefoot, bare-chested and facing right. Note: image is preparatory sketch for Massachusetts baby show; the Political Cartoon collection catalog record available here.

 

Box 8 Folder 59 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). A Charm for the Slaveocracy – or Shakespeare Improved; pencil: (29 x 38.5 cm). No date.

Political cartoon with numerous political figures surrounding a cauldron labeled “Double freesoil trouble till freesoil men are sham…”; beneath it are copies of the Telegraph, the Journal and the Tribune; a man is blowing onto the papers to increase the fire; to the right on a platform titled “Slavery Platform” is a devil-like man with whip, ball and chains and shackles; a man stands to his left. Several of the men have papers emerging from their pockets labeled “Nebraska Bill” and runaway ads. Image is annotated beneath “A charm for the slaveocracy – or Shakespeare improved – see incantation scene in MacBeth”. See also Box 8 Folder 60. Image is preparatory for political cartoon "A pro slavery incantation scene. Or Shakspeare improved"; AAS catalog record available here.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 60 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). Democratic Incantation Scene; pencil: (27.5 x 34 cm). No date.

Image similar to the item in Box 8 Folder 59; there are additional newspapers beneath the caldron: Tribune, Telegraph, Atlas, Sumner’s Speech, Parker’s Sermon, Beecher; on the platform is a man with a whip and shackles labeled “Neckcloth”. Note: there are numerous pen testings to the right and on the reverse a chalk portrait of a young man facing the viewer. See also Box 8 Folder 59. Image is preparatory for political cartoon "A pro slavery incantation scene. Or Shakspeare improved"; AAS catalog record available here.

 


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Box 8 Folder 61 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Three men in a theatrical scene; possibly Shakespeare]; pencil: (34.5 x 44 cm). No date.

Image featuring two men in Elizabethan-era clothing laughing while pulling back the curtain on a sleeping man to the right with large boots and a sheathed sword, possibly Falstaff.

 

 


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Box 8 Folder 62 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. Use of the lead pencil as taught by D.C. Johnston; pencil: (51.5 x 33.5 cm). No date.

Drawing advertisement for D.C. Johnston featuring an intricate landscape scene; to the right are roots snaking around rocks and numerous lush, filled in trees growing on a hillside; in the foreground are numerous rocks and some plants and grasses. Illegible pencil marks of possibly a signature in the lower right hand corner.

 


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Box 8 Folder 63 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Young family being turned out by man in doorway]; pencil. Image: (10 x 13 cm) mounted on cardstock: (15 x 21.5 cm). 1856.

Image of a young family being turned out by a frowning man in a doorway to the right; visible through an archway towards the left is a dog in a doghouse; the family consists of a mother carrying a young baby, a young girl with a basket and a young boy clutching his mother’s skirts. Note on file indicates image is from Sketches for Winter Sermon 1856. Note: image is drawn on blue-colored paper; AAS catalog record available here.

 


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Box 8 Folder 64 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Title page for A Winter Sermon for Christmas and New Year]; pencil and gauche. (21 x 16 cm). 1856.

Title page or cover art for A Winter Sermon for Christmas and New Year; AAS catalog record available here. Featuring the words “A Winter Sermon” spelled out on the upper branches and “Christmas and New” spelled out in snow and lower tree branches; the word “New Year” is inscribed on a rock.

 


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Box 8 Folder 65 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Image of Fruit Seller of the Old South]; pencil and gauche. (16.5 x 22 cm). No date.

Image featuring an old seated man with a newspaper on his lap to the right; he is reaching towards some fruit; to the left is a boy with a hat and bag handing fruit and reachintg his arm out to the man; broadsides are posted on the wall behind him for a 4th of July celebration; signs on some of the produce read: “Ginger Beer” and “Spruce Beer” and a dog crawls underneath the table. Note: see similar images in Box 7 Folder 9 and Box 3 Folder 19.

 


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Box 8 Folder 66 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Portrait of an unknown man looking left]; pencil and colored pencil. (24.5 x 20 cm). No date.

Portrait of a heavy-set man facing the viewer, eyes turned left; he has dark hair and sideburns and a cleft chin; his face is highlighted with orange colored pencil. Note on file indicates the image is a study for an engraving.

Box 8 Folder 67 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Cover for the American Comic Annual]; pencil. (24.5 x 20 cm). 1830.

Front cover for the Comic Annual published by Lord and Holbrook; cover features two men on boxes holding up a banner which displays the title; leaning up against one of the boxes is a man smoking, billowing smoke over the scene; in the distant background is a cityscape. Image is heavily annotated with manuscript notes. Note: see pen litho in Box 6 Folder 1.46.


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