Ships heading into harbor by Marshall Johnson

(United States, 19th Century)

Ships heading into harbor by Marshall Johnson
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Ships heading into harbor by Marshall Johnson

List Price $3,500
Sale Price $1,750

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Marshall Johnson set off to sea as a sailor at the age of 18 aboard the merchant ship “Sunbeam” bound for South America. The ship burned at sea but the young Johnson was rescued and returned to Boston. His fascination with the sea, however, was not tainted and he decided to develop his natural skills as a painter. In 1870, Johnson applied to and was excepted to the prestigious Lowell Institute where he studied with W. E. Norton. In 1887, He traveled to Europe to further develop his talent. He painted throughout Holland, France and England. Upon his return, Johnson established his own studio on India Wharf in Boston and devoted the next two decades entirely to marine painting. Marshall Johnson exhibited at The Boston Art Club (1880 – 1909), The National Academy of Design (1886 -1887), The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1887), and The Art Institute of Chicago (1900 – 1902). Several of his works are in the permanent collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. This oil on canvas is signed in the lower right hand corner. Our item# 13824

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 22 in | WIDTH: 25½ in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 16 in | WIDTH: 20½ in

Origin United States
Category Acrylic
Period 19th Century
Style Unspecified

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CONDITION: This painting has been lined and there is a repaired L shaped tear a little to the left of center and a little below the center.which is still noticable. Some craquelure. In a 50 year old rococo style frame.

THB REF: 3172545004