Otto, R.S.A. Leyde
1835-1897

Portrait Of James Hook
1835-1897

etching, after Mallais, 1884, 11 1/2x14 1/4, plate signed

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

Senjubo Aiming at Harunaga-Ko
1822-1866, Japanese

This is a an original color woodblock print by Utagawa Yoshitsuya from his series '54 Battle Stories of Hideyoshi". The image size is 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, 1864, lifetime impression, framed. Hideyoshi was a 16th century Samurai warrior who rose through the ranks of the army to become general, leading the forces of Japan in several brutal conflicts. In the centuries since his death, Hideyoshi has become an almost mythological figure, the stories of his exploits passed down through the generations and elaborated into legends.

Drawing

Old Man with Turban
1696-1770, Italian

This red chalk drawing attributed to the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo measures 8 1/2 x 6 inches, unsigned, label with artist provenance included. Tiepolo was an Italian painter, printmaker and craftsman. Working in his native Italy as well as Spain and Germany, he became known for his religious frescoes and has been described as "the greatest decorative painter of eighteenth-century Europe."