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Montague Dawson

United Kingdom (18951973 ) - Artworks Wikipedia® - Montague Dawson
DAWSON Montague Chrysolite & Havannah: The Homeward Race

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Montague Dawson - Shimmering Horizon

Montague Dawson - Shimmering Horizon

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British FRSA, RI, RSMA [1895-1973] SHIMMERING HORIZON oil on canvas 28 x 42 in. (71.1 x 106.7 cm) signed; titled on gallery label verso Provenance: Williams & Son, Grafton Street, London; Estate of Eric Connelly, Calgary (purchased February 14, 1973) Montague Dawson spent much of his childhood by the sea, on Southampton Water, growing up with a father who worked as a yachtsman and under the legacy of a grandfather (Henry Dawson) well known as a marine artist. It is not surprising that he developed a love for ships, the sea, and art at a very young age. At fifteen, he obtained a job in London, working at a commercial art studio. Here, he was able to further develop his artistic skills. While in London, he was also exposed to many museums and to the works of the Dutch maritime masters that greatly inspired him. At the onset of the First World War, he enlisted in the Navy. Dawson became a lieutenant, serving on minesweepers and trawlers. Because of his talent for drawing, he was tasked with the job of visually recording the war at sea for documentation and posterity. Many of these drawings were published in newspapers, with an entire edition of "The Sphere" being devoted to Dawson's illustrations of the final surrender of the German High Seas Fleet. Also during this time, Dawson met marine painter Charles Napier Hemy, who befriended and mentored the young artist, and encouraged him to pursue art as a career. After the war, Dawson became more involved in the artistic community, making the acquaintance of art dealers, honing his craft, and exhibiting. He also moved back to the sea. During World War Two, with the English Coast engaged in battles, Dawson did not move inland, but continued painting. At the request of Navy officials, he created dramatizations of sea battles, intended to reassure the public and convey to them the Royal Navy’’’’s skill and courage. After the war, Montague Dawson became a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, and began to exhibit there regularly. Post-war, he increasingly painted clipper ships, the multi-sailed majestic vessels that traveled from New York to China during the nineteenth century. He produced many paintings of these ships in various working scenes, but perhaps the paintings that are the most poignant are the elegant portraits, single ships, silhouetted by the horizon and infused with light, imbued with personality and character. It is these paintings that give us a glimpse into the the depth of his passion.
Montague Dawson - Yeoman And Lalage - Six Metre Yachts Off Isle Of Wight

Montague Dawson - Yeoman And Lalage - Six Metre Yachts Off Isle Of Wight

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George Nicholson Joining in 1961 as a non-executive Director of the famous firm of Camper & Nicholson, George, second son of the great designer Charles Nicholson, has yachting in his blood which has informed the greater part of his active career. Although technically retired, George remains an enthusiastic yachtsman and avid yachting historian as this substantial library and collection attest. When not afloat, George and his wife divide their time between properties in Switzerland and the South of France and, as these have become too large for their present needs, he has decided to part with a library he has spent many years amassing. A huge range of volumes, each with a bookplate, offer the serious researcher and unrivalled opportunity to add to (or create) significant libraries of their own. George became a fan of the contemporary French painter Guy L'Hostis over twenty years ago and, as a keen and critical observer, judges him "the best technical artist alive today" - less photographic than some, L'Hostis's genius is his ability to capture the spirit of a moment with accuracy and a "period" feel - undoubtedly helped by reference to the Beken of Cowes photographs of the period, he needs no more than a light touch of his brush to achieve what others strive for without success. The selection offered here represent private commissions undertaken to represent the greatest of the Camper & Nicholson yachts largely built in the great days of the J-Class and designed by his father, Charles Nicholson. � MONTAGUE DAWSON (BRITISH, 1895-1973) Yeoman and Lalage - six metre yachts off Isle of Wight Signed 'Montague Dawson' (lower left) Oil on canvas 24 x 36in. (61 x 91.5cm.) Provenance: Sotheby's, May 11th 1994, lot 240.
Montague Dawson - Clipper Ship

Montague Dawson - Clipper Ship

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Lot number: 48
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MONTAGUE J. DAWSON (British, 1890-1973) clipper ship sgn. l.l. Montague Dawson , o/c, 30.5 by 34.5 in., gilt frame This painting was bequeathed to the current owner by her sister, Mrs. Dewhurst of Winchester, MA, who acquired the painting in 1980 as a gift in recognition of her friendship and many years of service as personal secretary to Mrs. Gring, of Cambridge, MA, the original owner of the painting.
Montague Dawson - Chrysolite & Havannah: The Homeward Race

Montague Dawson - Chrysolite & Havannah: The Homeward Race

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Lot number: 152
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Lot 152: Montague J. Dawson (British, 1895-1973) Description: "Chrysolite" & "Havannah": The Homeward Race Oil on canvas Early-Mid 20th c. Signed bottom left: Montague Dawson Cleaned and relined. Provenance: Purchased from Sotheby's, Oct. 24, 1996, Lot 428 24" H x 36" W, frame: 31" H x 43" W
Montague Dawson - Flying Spume - The  
Adelaide

Montague Dawson - Flying Spume - The Adelaide

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Lot number: 84
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Montague Dawson (British, 1890-1973) Flying Spume - the Adelaide signed 'Montague. Dawson.' (lower left), inscribed on the overlap on the reverse '"THE FLYING SPUME"/ THE "ADELAIDE"/ BUILT ABOUT 1862/ SAILED FROM NEW YORK TO LIVERPOOL IN 12 DAYS' oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6cm (30 x 40in). Footnotes Provenance commissioned through Frost and Reed by Robert Alexander, 1951, $910. thence by family descent. Robert Alexander was born in New York City in 1908 to an immigrant family. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War and spent time aboard the USS Wisconsin. Later, he recounted being on deck, longing to own a painting of a sailing ship battling the boisterous sea, imagining that it might even be one by Montague Dawson whose work he greatly admired. Dr. Alexander returned to his civilian life as a dentist and father of four. In 1950 he wrote to Montague Dawson to commission a painting... K. Whallop, director of Frost and Reed wrote to Dr. Alexander on the 17th January 1951 - 'Dear Dr. Alexander, I am delighted to be able to tell you that Mr. Dawson has now completed the most marvellous picture for you, I am sure you will be delighted with it as he has the spirit of the atmosphere portrayed in your letter'. Dr. Alexander wrote to Dawson again on the 20th March 1951 - 'Dear Sir (sic) Montague : The big, silent crate with all its neat lettering stood for several hours in our entrance hall before I had courage enough to assault it with hammer and screwdriver. Opening it proved more nerve wracking than I ever imagined possible. For fifteen years I have sung loudly in praise of Dawson and availed myself of every chance to see your paintings, always hoping for a day when I would own one. Now it was here; it was home at last. But perchance it was not THE one. Painful moments indeed ! But it is THE Dawson painting. The one I wanted. The most magnificent of them all. The one I composed and saw and felt while on the battleship Wisconsin. It has all the power and beauty ... I saw many times. Perhaps it will please you to know that my four children aged 9 to 13 were as thrilled as their father and even though they knew the Dawson purchase ruled out the acquisition of a television set.' Dr. Alexander was a life-long sailor and sailing ship enthusiast. Dawson's painting occupied the focal point of the Alexander home, above the mantel in the spacious living room. When the Alexanders moved to Carmel, California, "The Flying Spume" went with them, and, still Robert's favorite, enhanced his bedroom until his death at the age of 104 in 2012.
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