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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

St. Jerome Penitent
1687 - 1763, French

Engraving after van Dyk; de Beauvais was a student of G. Audran; Engraved for the Dresden Gallery; prov. Fogg Museum, JWRandall Coll 14088; image size 12 3/16 x 13 3/8 inches; plate size 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches

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."