David Claypoole Johnston (American, 1798–1865)
Not in Karolik (1962) cat.
Sheet: 20.3 x 13.1 cm (8 x 5 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Graphite on paper
Not On View
A man speaking before several other men who have fallen asleep. A spider has made its web between two of the sleeping men.
Inscribed below: Eloquence
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