SOLD Joyceville, Connecticut, 1881

by David Johnson (1827–1908)
Oil on canvas
19 x 14¼ inches
lower right: DJ. 81; on verso: –Study.– / Joyceville. Ct. / David Johnson. 1881.



Sale, Ortgies & Co., Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, New York, February 13–14, 1890, lot 102

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, May 27, 1993, lot 166

Private collection, Cashiers, North Carolina, acquired from above

Sale, Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, November 17, 2018, lot 1637, from above

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, acquired from above

Private collection, Wilton, Connecticut, acquired from above, 2019


(Possibly) Gwendolyn Owens, Nature Transcribed: The Landscapes and Still Lifes of David Johnson (1827–1908) (Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1988), 73.

Artist Biography

As a second-generation member of the Hudson River School, David Johnson experienced artistic success during the second half of the nineteenth century. The style of his rocky landscape scenes tended to coincide with whatever genre the current art market dictated as on trend, with his later works demonstrating a distinctly luminist influence.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Suggested Resources
VII. Notes

I. Biography

Born in New York City on May 10, 1827, David Johnson went on to become a skilled landscape artist who led a relatively quiet life.[1] Johnson was essentially a self-taught

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