SOLD Passing Storm Clouds, 1869

by David Johnson (1827–1908)
Oil on canvas
11¾ x 18⅞ inches
Monogrammed and dated lower right: DJ. 69.




Marianne Lehman, New Jersey, ca. 1960

Private collection, by descent from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, May 22, 2008, lot 21, from above

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

Private collection, Millerton, New York, acquired from above, 2008

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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