Junichiro Sekino
1914-1988, Japanese

Rooftop with Fishermens Flags
1914-1988, Japanese

A color woodblock print by the Japanese artist Junichiro Sekino measuring 23 1/8 x 18 inches, signed, numbered 23/120, artist seal, l.r., c. 1980. Sekino was a leading promoter of the "Sosaku Hanga", an important creative print movement in the mid-1900's. Studying under Koshiro Onchi, he also was greatly influenced by Rembrandt, Durer and Toulouse Lautrec.

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

Types Parisiens
1808-1879, French

Lithograph, image size 9 x 11 inches, plate signed "h.D." l.l., c. 1847. "Chez Bauger & C. R. du Croissant, 16" l.l. Daumier used the comic journal of the time, "Le Charivari", published in 1847, as a venue for his satirical views on the corrupt social and political life of the elite. He was referred to as the "Michelangelo of caricature" by his fellow artists creating over 500 paintings and 1000 drawings in his lifetime, framed. (M)

Drawing

Stand of Maples
1872- c.1950, American

A very fine sketch of a stand of maples by the artist, Dexter Dawes. Summering in Marlboro, NH, he is known for his lithographs, drawings and paintings of Mt. Monadnock and surrounding views. This image measures 11 x 7 5/8 inches and is done on a lightweight paper.