The Poor Scrivener
David Claypoole Johnston (American, 1798–1865)
Not in Karolik (1962) cat.
Sheet: 10.5 x 20 cm (4 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Graphite rubbed for transfer on paper
Not On View
Man at left leaning back in a chair with his legs draped over another chair, smoking, while a poor scrivener writes at a desk. A boy and another man address the scrivener.
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 20, 1955
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875