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Painting

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.

Print

Johnson's Willow
19th c., British

Early lithograph, image size 10 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches, published in 1829 "From a Sketch made in 1828," printed by Hulmandel. The lettering at the bottom is a dedication "To THE REV. HENRY WHITE M.A./Sacristan of Lichfield Cathedral/This View of JOHNSON'S WILLOW is inscribed/by his obliged humble servant/Lichfield Aug. 1829 JOHN HEWITT."

Drawing

Bringing Home the Flock
1875-1909, American,N.Y.

Pastel on board, 9 x 12 inches, c. 1900, signed, in the original frame.