On the Anxious Seat
David Claypoole Johnston (American, 1798–1865)
Karolik (1962) cat. 430
Sheet: 8.6 x 11.3 cm (3 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Graphite rubbed for transfer on paper
Not On View
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.
Notes inscribed in graphite on verso.
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA September 21, 1960
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875