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. 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.


Forest Brook in Autumn
19th Century American

Vibrant woodland landscape by the American artist, Henry Allen Gay, signed and dated l.r., 1897, in a period gilt frame measuring 28 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches, canvas size measures 16 x 20.


South Water Market
1882-1956, American

Etching, image size 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, ed. 26/28, pencil signed and titled


White Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 21 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches and is dated "July 7, 1929" on the lower margin. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club