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Johnston, David Claypoole

Born March 25, 1798, David Claypoole Johnston was an American cartoonist, printmaker, painter, and actor. Johnston spent his early life as both an artist and actor working in Philadelphia and Boston. After his theater career, he set up an engraver's office in Boston, which he worked at from 1828-49. He died October 8, 1865 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

A Brief Ejectment: Xenophon's Retreat out of the Enemy's Country
David Claypoole Johnston
7 1/2 x 9 in.
Courtesy American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.

One of the Pendleton brothers kicking Russell Jarvis out the door of the printing establishment.

Mammoth Cod Quickstep
T. Moore's Lithography, Boston
12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
20 x 16 3/4 in (Framed)
Cape Ann Museum, Museum Purchase (2014.089.2)
Citation: "Historical Materials." Fitz Henry Lane Online. Cape Ann Museum.§ion=Johnston%2C+David+Claypoole (accessed July 23, 2024).
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