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.


Summer Light
1872- c.1950, American

This watercolor of two crab apple trees by Dexter Dawes measures 12 x 16 inches and is pencil signed and dated 1948. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.


Tug Boats
1899-1986, American

Wood Engraving, image size: 6 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches, edition of 50, pencil signed, appears in American Artists Congress Catalogue: Graphic Works of the American Thirties: plate 14


The Front Door
1872- c.1950, American

An unfinished sketch of a country home, shadowed by trees on a summer day by Dexter Dawes, measuring 7 5/8 x 11 inches.