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Private (h)earring, not Piracy, 19th century

  • David Claypoole Johnston, American, 1798-1865

Pencil on cream wove paper

  • Sheet (irreg.): 5 1/2 × 5 1/8 inches (14 × 13 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Graphite
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Door
  • Woman
  • Drawing

Blind stamp, upper left, in reverse: [illegible]

Inscribed, in pencil, lower center: Private (h)earing not piracy Inscribed, upper right, verso: 7 [circled]

1955-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

David Claypoole Johnston, Private (h)earring, not Piracy, 19th century, pencil on cream wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman, 55.9.