Sale 17ND01 | Lot 32

Montague Dawson

Catalogue: The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
Montague Dawson

Lot Details

Lot 32
Montague Dawson
British, 1890-1973
Surging Forward: The Race Between the Clipper Ships Lightening and Red Jacket across the Atlantic in 1854
Signed Montague Dawson (ll)
Oil on canvas
30 x 50 inches
Frost & Reed, London
Richard Green, London
The Lightning sailed from Boston for Liverpool on February 18, 1854, while the Red Jacket sailed from New York the following day. The outcome of this informal race was followed by everyone in the shipping world. In the end the two clippers arrived in Liverpool on the same day, March 4, with the Red Jacket making better time by 18 hours.

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Estimate: $100,000 - $250,000
Sold for $68,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Unable to examine out of the frame. The painting appears to be on its original canvas and not lined.

There is some frame rubbing and tiny spots of inpainting scattered mainly in the sky. There is light scattered craquelure. However, there is an area where the ocean meets the sky near the ships where there appears to be inpainting over areas of craquelure/alligatoring of the pigment. Unable to detect this under UV light, however. This may be restoration or perhaps the artist reworking an area or just drying cracks, it is unclear.

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Estimate: $100,000 - $250,000
Sold for $68,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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