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Philip Kappel
1901-1981, American

Mender of Shoes - Rabat, Morocco
1901-1981, American

This etching by Philip Kappel measures 8 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches. A 1st proof, created in 1945, is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."


Slack Water, East River, N.Y.
1901-1981, American

This early proof by Philip Kappel, c. 1930, measures 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."


The Holystoners-Bound for Haiti
1901-1981, American

Etching, drypoint, image size 9 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, 1935, pencil signed l.r. "Philip Kappel". Selected for "Fine Prints of the Year", 1936, pl.74. The image was made on the Columbia Line's Bogota or Columbia. The Haitian crew used soft volcanic tufa to scrub down the wooden decks. The bulldog, center, was the vessel's mascot.


Off El Morro
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.


In Tow
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 7 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.


Topsail Schooners in a Match
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 6 x 6 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.


A Marine Pathway
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, 1934, plate signed and pencil signed.


Sail and Steam
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 8 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches, c. 1935, plate signed and pencil signed.


Chatham Bar
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 3 1/8 x 4 inches, c. 1942, pencil signed. A small landscape overlooking the ocean on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.


The Mill at the Falls
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 7/8, plate signed and pencil signed.


Curiosity
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, pencil signed


Sailboat
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, pencil signed


Street in Morocco
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, pencil signed


Old Love
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size: 6 7/8 x 8 13/16 inches, inscribed "Artist Proof"


The Windjammer
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size: 10 x 7 inches, inscribed "Artist Proof", pencil signed lower right


Off El Morro
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size: 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, printed on "J Whatman" watermarked paper, pencil signed


Flies versus worms
1901-1981, American

Drypoint etching, 1954 AAA edition of 250, image size 7 7/8 x 10 inches, pencil signed


Cartegana Harbor
1901-1981, American

Etching, 1937 AAA edition of 250, image size 10 x 8 incvhes, pencil signed

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

Hamburg Harbor
1881-1962, Austrian

Color etching, image size 21 3/4 x 27 7/8 inches, 1949, pencil signed. There is a label on the back from the New York Graphic Society, 95 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, Connecticut.

Drawing

All-y, All-y In Free
1932-2009, American

Gouache and graphite on paper, size 10 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, signed lower left