Lot 110
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Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 USD
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218,500 USD
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Description

  • Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
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  • signed Montague Dawson (lower left)

  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Frost & Reed, London (acquired directly fron the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Montague Dawson descirbes the scene of the present work in a letter to Frost and Reed (fig. 1):

 

"The epic race between the "Cutty Sark" and the "Thermopylae" took place in 1872, when both these famous ships were in their heyday. The "Cutty Sark" is the black and white ship, "Thermopylae" is the green one; the former was better in rough weather and the latter in light weather. This race was the only occasion when the two ships were in company. The weather was heavy at the time and, when "Cutty Sark" was pulling away from her rival, she had the misfortune to lose her rudder, which put her out. They were never together again to decide the issue."

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