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Margaret Sweet Johnson
Sam and the Inkspot

c. 1930



Artist: Margaret.S Johnson (American, 1893-1964) Title: Sam and the Inkspot Year: Circa 1930 Medium: Ink drawing Paper: Bainbridge Bristol Art Size image: 10.25 x 7.75 inches Condition: Excellent Frame: Framed in a custom wood veneer frame, with gold color bevel About the artist Margaret Sweet Johnson, and her mother Helen Lossing Johnson, were the authors and illustrators of wonderful children’s books featuring dogs, cats and horses. The pair collaborated on 17 books together, then after her mother’s death, Margaret wrote and illustrated 17 additional books of her own. The books written by the Johnsons are very popular today with dog collectors. They include general background information on the breed woven into the story, plus lots of beautiful pen and ink illustrations. Margaret Johnson was also a noted artist that did beautiful painting of dogs and other animals, she especially excelled in creating the original ink drawings that was used by the printer to illustrate her books. Her books and artwork are avidly collected by art and animal lovers.


  • Creator
    Margaret Sweet Johnson (1893 - 1964, American)
  • Creation Year
    c. 1930
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: joh/sam 100211stDibs: LU66632780303

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