87
87
Montague Dawson, R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
DEEP PACIFIC, THE RACE BETWEEN CUTTY SARK AND THERMOPYLAE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 61,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
87
Montague Dawson, R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
DEEP PACIFIC, THE RACE BETWEEN CUTTY SARK AND THERMOPYLAE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 61,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Montague Dawson, R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
1895 - 1973
DEEP PACIFIC, THE RACE BETWEEN CUTTY SARK AND THERMOPYLAE

Provenance

Frost & Reed, London, 1965, where purchased by the father of the present owner and thence by descent

Literature

L.G.G. Ramsey, Montague Dawson, 1967, p.26, no.56, illus. pl.13

Catalogue Note

The present work depicts the race of 1872 between two of the greatest tea clippers ever to sail, Cutty Sark and Thermopylae.  Having set sail from Shanghai, Cutty Sark established a healthy lead but disastrously lost her rudder in heavy weather. A new rudder was built and fitted between 15 and 20 August and despite this delay she arrived in the Downs on 18th October, less than a week behind Thermopylae. Considering the setback Cutty Sark was generally considered the honourable victor.

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