The Upset Barrel

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Sheet: 17 x 12.7 cm (6 11/16 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

55.768

Medium or Technique

Graphite rubbed for transfer on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Rat jumping onto a man who in fear has fallen back onto the floor and knocked over a barrel. Other men standing around laughing.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 20, 1955

Credit Line

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