Eloquence

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.3 x 13.1 cm (8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.326

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

A man speaking before several other men who have fallen asleep. A spider has made its web between two of the sleeping men.

Inscription

Inscribed below: Eloquence

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