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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

New York, Fulton Market, Fish
1881-1962, Austrian

Color etching and aquatint, image size 16 5/8 x 11 5/8 inches, 1930, edition of 100, pencil signed, framed. Luigi Kasimir was a pioneer in the field of color etching. Earlier artists would often apply color to single plate, but Kasimir developed a technique of using four to six plates, each with a different color to create extraordinarily rich tones and values. He specialized in city scenes and landmarks and traveled throughout Europe and America creating many spectacular color etchings, of which his New York scenes are some of the finest.

Drawing

Old Maple
1872- c.1950, American

A very nice pencil drawing of an old maple tree by the Marlboro artist, Dexter Dawes. It measures 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches on a sheet of medium weight drawing paper. "Ask ?" is written on the l.l. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.