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Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
A Very Fine Painting by the important British artist
Montague Dawson
"The Ship Winona of Newbury Port"
Signed Montague Dawson (lower right),
watercolor on paper
size with frame
Width 27 1/2, in.
Height 21 1/4 in.
Depth 1 3/8 in.
70 by 54 cm
unframed (site size) approx.
18 5/8 by 11 1/2 inches
CATALOGUE NOTE: Montague Dawson had an affinity for clipper ships, the sailing vessels that catapulted the trading world into the modern era. Between 1840 and 1890, these tall, elegant ships, twice as fast as any sailing ships built, traveled the globe, bringing a wide array of exotic goods from tea to antiques, spices to prints and manuscripts, to eager consumers in America and Europe. These large ships would compete against each other in "sea races" -- pitting the most advanced ships, built for speed as well as maximum capacity, with the best captains and crews. A speedy trip home from the Far East granted bragging rights to the crew and would enable the owners of the ship to command higher freight fees, resulting in huge sums of money. "The Ship Winona of Newburyport". Signed Montague Dawson l/r, watercolor on paper. 11.5" x 18 5/8"Provenance: Sotheby's New York 12.01.2006
Samuel L. Lowe, Jr., Boston.

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Montague J. Dawson (1895-1973), Fine Painting

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000
$8,0000 bids
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