Setting Sail, Early Morning

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 off 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. He was a member of the Boston Art Club and the Copley Society, exhibiting his work at both venues as well as the Art Institute of Chicago, The National Academy of Design, New York, and the Vose Galleries, Boston.

Painting

Woodland Brook

Woodland Brook
1848-1923, American

A lovely view of a shadow dappled mountain brook in Autumn. This oil on canvas painting measures 18 x 24 inches in a 23 x 28 1/2 inch modern gilt frame. Signed "W. P. Phelps" in the lower left. C. 1900.

Print

Madonna and Child with a Monk

Madonna and Child with a Monk
1698-1756, English

Engraving after a painting by Carlo Maratt, image size 12 1/8 x 9 5/8 inches, 1729

Drawing

The Country Manor

The Country Manor
$1600.00
1808-1878, British

This is a very grand watercolor by noted British artist Joseph Nash (1808-1878). The sight size of this painting is 26 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches, it was painted in 1846 and is signed and dated in the lower right corner. Joseph Nash studied art and architecture with Augustus Charles Pugin, becoming known for his finely detailed images of British architecture, from cathedrals to castles and manors. He would very often place a group of people in the foreground of his compositions, in a way that brought life and energy to the architecture, as can be seen in this image.