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Ture Bengtz
1907-1973, American

Two Girls in Party Hats
1907-1973, American

Lithograph, image size 13 3/16 x 9 7/16 inches, c. 1945, Bengtz immigrated to America in 1927 and attended the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. During World War II, the Raytheon Corporation hired Bengtz as a technical illustrator of radar equipment. His drawings were so exacting that they looked like photographs. In the 1930’s Bengtz headed the drawing and graphic arts departments at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts. He was a well known and respected teacher spending many hours of his personal time helping his students.

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

Kyushu Hakozaki Hachimangu Shrine
1870-1949, Japanese

Color woodblock, image size 15 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, 1938, Doi Hangaten publisher, Yokoi printer, Doi watermark in the upper left corner of the sheet, publisher and printer seals in the margins, artist's seal in the lower left of the image. Tsuchiya Koitsu was apprenticed at the age of 15 to the artist Kobayashi Kiyochica in Tokyo, with whom he worked and lived for almost 20 years. He became known for his remarkable landscape prints in the Shin-Hanga style of Japanese art.

Drawing

Landscape at Twilight
1864-1929, American

pastel, sight size 9 X 12 1/4 inches, c. 1910, unsigned, attributed to AC Goodwin. Spring twilight landscape. (M)