Marshall Johnson
1850-1921, American

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.

Painting

The Homestead
1848-1923, American

William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Framed oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Signed in the lower left. The subject is likely his family homestead in Chesham, New Hampshire.

Print

The Fair Lady of the Roses
b. 1834, French

Etching, after Napoleon Gradi, image size: 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, copyrighted 1886 by Gebbie&Co, plate signed

Drawing

Christmas Card 1933
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and watercolor drawing, 1933, image size 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches.