Nobody Believes the Last Telegraph

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Sheet: 6.7 x 13.2 cm (2 5/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.331

Medium or Technique

Graphite on ruled paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Man walking, reading the telegraph.

Inscription

Inscribed below in graphite: Nobody believes the / last telegraph

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