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.
This very fine original etching by Ernest Haskell features a richly inked impression and exquisitely delicate lines. The image is size 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, it was published in 1912, and is pencil signed, titled in lower margin. This etching was number 125 in the 1916 exhibition of Haskell's work at Art Institute of Chicago. Ernest Haskell was born in Connecticut and in the early 20th century spent time in both New York and Paris.
Ink and wash, image size 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches, inscribed on reverse "J. Bosch 1773 in de manier van N. Berchem met stoffazie na A.v.d.Velde" (In the manner of Nicolae Berchem [Dutch, 1620-1683] and Adriaen van de Velde [Dutch, 1636-1672]), framed.