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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

Orchard
1860-1929, American

"Orchard" by Edith Penman measures 6 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches. Created in 1890 in an edition of ~60 on japan vellum in brown ink with wide, full margins. Printed by the artist and published by Christian Klackner. Pencil signed on the lower right with publisher's address in the plate.

Drawing

Treetops
1872- c.1950, American

A fine sketch by Dexter Dawes measuring 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches on medium weight drawing paper. A small unfinished sketch of trees is on the reverse. Dawes spent many summers in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.