Gifford Beal
1879-1956, American

Fishermen on the Rocks
1879-1956, American

A richly inked original etching, image size 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed. Gifford Beal grew up in New York City and at the age of 13 began studying art with William Merritt Chase before attending Princeton University and then the Art Students League of New York. Later in life he taught at the Art Students League and was elected the president of the organization.


The Net Wagon
1879-1956, American

Etching, image size 6 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, edition of 100, c. 1935, pencil signed and numbered.


Fisherman's Daughter
1879-1956, American

Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, 1931, edition of 100, pencil signed. Published in "Fifty Prints of the Year, 1931".


Fishermen at the Headlands
1879-1956, American

Etching, image size 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, 1937, pencil signed

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

Wobbly Days
active 1930s-1940s, American

Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, edition 11/100, pencil signed.

Drawing

Study of Greek Statue

This early European drawing in red crayon, c. 1600, is unidentified. It has a watermark of a fleur de lis with a "M" above it. The sheet size measures 14 3/4 x 10 inches.