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.


Mending Net
1885-1957, American

10 x 6 inch etching on 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch laid-type paper. Plate signed in the lower right, pencil signed and titled on the bottom. Edition 100. C. 1928. Exhibited at the National Arts Club, "Exhibition by Living American Etchers," 1929, New York, N.Y.


Landscape Sketch
1872- c.1950, American

Dexter Dawes drawing of Mt. Monadnock with trees in the foreground. Also, start of sketch on reverse.