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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

Entrance to Monaco
1897 -1990, American

This is a great color etching and aquatint, image size 14 5/8 x 10 1/2 inches, c. 1938, from a small edition of 20, pencil signed and numbered, framed. Augusta Rathbone grew up in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, then traveled to France to continue her studies. She was known for her brightly colored landscapes and city scenes of France and the West Coast of the United States.

Drawing

Boats and Wagons on the Beach
1839-1892, British

Watercolor 10 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches, signed "G. Sheffield" l.l., sepia on paperboard.