A Reporter at the Top of His Profession

1820–65
David Claypoole Johnston (American, 1798–1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Sheet: 17.1 x 9 cm (6 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.330

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Three men, climbing up on each other’s shoulders, so the top man can see in a tall window.

Inscription

Inscribed below in pen and ink: A reporter at the top of his pro / fession, on the Herald morn (?); along the left side in graphite: A reporter at the top of his / profession - or the pursuit of knowledge / under difficulties

Provenance

Bequest of Maxim Karolik, Newport to MFA June 13, 1973

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875