On the Anxious Seat

1849
David Claypoole Johnston (American, 1798–1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 430

Dimensions

Sheet: 8.6 x 11.3 cm (3 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1031

Medium or Technique

Graphite rubbed for transfer on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Two men seated on a bench, one cradling his head in his hands. A man standing, left, addresses them. Study for “Scraps,” Boston, 1849, pl. IV, no. 2.

Inscription

Notes inscribed in graphite on verso.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA September 21, 1960

Credit Line

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