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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 off 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

Eggmoggin Reach
1889-1971, New England

This 1940 chiaroscuro wood engraving by the American artist Thomas Nason measures 6 x 10 inches, pencil signed and dated, in an edition of 250, two blocks; black and gray, for Associated American Artists, cat: BPL-300. Known as the "Poet Engraver of New England", Nason was a prolific artist who specialized in incredibly detailed, atmospheric wood engravings of the New England landscape.

Drawing

Boats and Wagons on the Beach
1839-1892, British

Watercolor 10 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches, signed "G. Sheffield" l.l., sepia on paperboard.