A Reporter at the Top of His Profession
David Claypoole Johnston (American, 1798–1865)
Not in Karolik (1962) cat.
Sheet: 17.1 x 9 cm (6 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Graphite on paper
Not On View
Three men, climbing up on each other’s shoulders, so the top man can see in a tall window.
Inscribed below in pen and ink: A reporter at the top of his pro / fession, on the Herald morn (?); along the left side in graphite: A reporter at the top of his / profession - or the pursuit of knowledge / under difficulties
Bequest of Maxim Karolik, Newport to MFA June 13, 1973
Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875