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Self-portrait by D.C. Johnston, ca.1830
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David Claypoole Johnston (1799–1865) was an artist in Boston, Massachusetts in the 19th-century, remarkable for his numerous satirical drawings.[1][2]



  1. ^ American Antiquarian Society. David Claypoole Johnston Family Illustrated Box List. Retrieved 4 January 2010
  2. ^ Tatham. 1987.

Further reading


Works by Johnston

  • Boston Monthly Magazine, June 1825-May 1826. v.1 no.8-v.2 no.2 (Jan.-July 1826)
  • American comic annual. v.1 (1831). Illustrated by Johnston.
  • Timothy Titterwell. Yankee Notions: a Medley, 4th ed. 1847. Illustrated by Johnston.

Works about Johnston

  • Malcolm Johnson. David Claypool Johnston: American Graphic Humorist, 1798-1865. Lunenburg, Vermont: Stinehour Press, 1970.
  • David Tatham. David Claypoole Johnston's "Militia Muster." American Art Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Spring, 1987), pp. 4–15.
  • Jennifer A. Greenhill. Playing the Fool: "David Claypoole Johnston and the Menial Labor of Caricature". American Art, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Autumn, 2003), pp. 33–51.

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