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.


Kabuki Actors
1775-1818, Japanese

Color woodblock, image size 14 3/8 x 9 13/16 inches, circa 1830. Ashiyuki was active in Osaka from 1814 to 1833 and a pioneer of the 'surimono' larger format print.


Christmas Card 1941
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1941, image size 10 7/8 x 7 inches.