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

Hiroshima
1909-1964, Japanese

This watercolor sketch of Hiroshima by Shigehiko Ishikawa measures 9 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches, is signed, titled and dated Aug. 11, 1951. Artist signature on reverse.

Print

Gloucester
1846-1938, American

A beautiful original etching of Gloucester Harbor, this image measures 13 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches, 1887, published by Radke, Lauckner & Co, New York, cat: Schneider- 131, pencil signed. Stephen Parrish was one of the leading American etchers of the late 19th century, known for his atmospheric images of the rugged New England and Nova Scotia coastlines. This etching of fishing boats in Gloucester Harbor features a richly inked impression on parchment with a remarque of a fisherman's shack in the lower margin.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1940
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil drawing, 1940, image size 9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches.