This drawing of a gnarled tree growing over boulders contains passages of both meticulous deliberation and charming spontaneity. It appears that the artist took a quick break from the primary scene to sketch another subject in the upper right corner of the sheet. With a few economical strokes of his pencil and brush, he created the barest outline of two seated figures, perhaps fellow artists traveling with him in the Catskills.
Graphite and white opaque highlights on gray/brown, moderately thick, smooth wove paper
Inscribed lower right: "Catskill Augt. 1873"
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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David Johnson (American, 1827-1908). Catskills, August 1873. Graphite and white opaque highlights on gray/brown, moderately thick, smooth wove paper, Sheet: 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 69.60 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.60_PS1.jpg)
overall, 69.60_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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