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

Spring Meadow
1836-1892, American

Oil on canvas, 10 1/4 x 16 inches, c. 1880, unsigned, attributed to Alexander Wyant, in a period gilt frame.

Print

Keeping The Faith
1891-

Etching, dry point, image size 10 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches, ca. 1936, signed and titled in pencil, also plate signed. Edition of 25 for the NYC WPA. "Federal Art Project/NYC WPA" stamped in l.l.

Drawing

Winter Scenes
1872- c.1950, American

Two nice sketches of houses with snow-covered rooftops by Dexter Dawes. They both measure 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches on a medium weight drawing paper.