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Painting

Setting Sail, Early Morning
1850-1921, American

Oil on canvas, 12 x 20 inches, 1881, signed and dated, in a period gilt frame. As a young man, Johnson was a sailor and one of only twelve survivors aboard a ship that caught fire and sank of the coast of South Africa. He returned to his native Boston, Massachusetts, and studied art with marine painter William E. Norton. Johnson went on to become very well known for his nautical and marine paintings in the later part of the 19th century.

Print

Open Air Market
1881-1935, French

This color etching by Armand Coussens measures 9 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches. Published c. 1920, pencil signed and numbered and printed on heavy weight paper. Coussens studied under Alex Lahaye at the Beaux-Arts in Nimes, France where he eventually became professor of drawing. His landscapes and figure studies were of everyday life on the street, often with delicate colorings on very detailed plates.

Drawing

A Sandy Beach
1872- c.1950, American

A vibrant watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches, c. 1940s, initialed lower right.