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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

Midsummer
1889-1971, New England

This limited edition print by the master printmaker Thomas Nason measures 6 x 9 1/16 inches and is pencil signed and dated, cat: BPL-521, in an edition of 450 for Associated American Artists, 1954. AAA label included with artist provenance. 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

Churchyard
1895-1973, English

Ink drawing, measures 4 2/8 x 2 3/4 inches on 9 x 7 3/4 inch paper. Initialed in the lower right corner.