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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

Circus Act
1893-1949, Russian-American

Etching, sight size 5 x 6 inches, unsigned, framed. (M)

Drawing

The Long Lane
20th c., American

Watercolor on paper, 4 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches, monogrammed lower left. Housed in its original frame. The original display label on the back lists the artist, the title and the artist's address of "30 Park Place, Pawtucket," Rhode Island.