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

"L'optique"   Peep Show

A rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show. A unique country setting of a mother and her children viewing a display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". This work done circa 1820's is unsigned but suggests the work in style and subject of Louis Leopold Boilly,(1761-1845). The painting has been lined and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right. The painting may have been reduced in size. Period gilt frame. Oil on canvas measuring 30 x 25 inches, the overall frame size measures: 41 X 36 inches.

Print

Breaking Up of the Agamemnon, #1
1818-1910, British

Etching, image size 7 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches, 1870, state IX/XI, cat: Schneiderman-133, pencil signed. According to Schneiderman, the Agamemnon was one of the last wooden hulled warships built in England, shown here moored on the Thames, ready for demolition. Haden was commissioned to by P.G. Hamerton to create an etching of the old ship for the newly founded art magazine 'The Portfolio.'This remarkable image became one Haden's most successful prints.

Drawing

River View with Cottages
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches, unsigned