Sale 18PT01 | Lot 9

Montague Dawson

Catalogue: Impressionist & Modern Art
Montague Dawson

Lot Details

Lot 9
Montague Dawson
British, 1895-1973
Night Suspect (A British Coast Guard Cutter in Pursuit)
Signed Montague Dawson(ll)
Oil on canvas
25 x 36 inches (61 x 91.5 cm)

Frost and Reed, London, no. 28099
MacConnal-Mason Gallery, London

The painting depicts the dramatic chase on a moonlit night by the British Coast Guard, firing a canon at suspected smugglers in the English Channel. Montague Dawson, the son of a sea captain, served in the Royal Navy in World War I, and was an official war artist in the Second World War, painting encounters by the Royal Navy. Dawson is considered the most important marine artist of his time.

C The property from the Collection of Bill McDermott

Estimate: $50,000 - $80,000
Sold for $87,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

not relined; stamped and signed J.E.Coberly Jr. and LAOSITA on the reverse; some craquelure in the sky; good under black light examination ; labels: F.R. no. 28099; label, Macconnal-Mason

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Estimate: $50,000 - $80,000
Sold for $87,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Impressionist & Modern Art

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