643
643
Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
BRITISH
SURGING ON (THE GEM OF THE OCEAN) 
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 USD
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643
Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
BRITISH
SURGING ON (THE GEM OF THE OCEAN) 
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
1895-1973
BRITISH
SURGING ON (THE GEM OF THE OCEAN) 
signed MONTAGUE DAWSON (lower left); inscribed "SURGING ON" The Gem of the Ocean 700 Tons built at Medford 1859 (on the stretcher) 
oil on canvas
24 by 35 7/8 in.
61 by 91.1 cm
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Provenance

Frost & Reed, Ltd., London, no. 8597 (acquired directly from the artist, July 1947) 
Private Collection 
Thence by descent to the present owner 

Catalogue Note

The Gem of the Ocean was medium-sized clipper built in Boston in 1852. Outfitted for both passengers and cargo, she began her career as a transit ship from the East Coast to West Coast and went on to travel mainly throughout the Pacific Ocean. In August 1879, she foundered off the coast of Vancouver Island.

For more details about this ship, please see lot 475.

19th Century European Art

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New York