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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ILLINOIS

Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
BRITISH
GOLD OF EVENING
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 118,750 USD
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476

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ILLINOIS

Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
BRITISH
GOLD OF EVENING
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 118,750 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
GOLD OF EVENING
signed MONTAGUE DAWSON (lower left)
oil on canvas
24 1/4 by 44 in.
61.6 by 111.8 cm
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Provenance

Frost & Reed, Ltd., London, no. 5679 (acquired directly from the artist, May 1947)
Wally Findlay Galleries, New York 
Acquired from the above in 1972 

Catalogue Note

Montague Dawson’s Gold of Evening encapsulates twilight on the rolling seas of the Atlantic. The ship moves east, from waves made chartreuse and periwinkle by the reflected rays of the setting sun, towards emerald water and the night ahead. The sky both complements and contrasts the sea - while it is illuminated with the same subtle hues as the ocean below, the calm, faraway clouds highlight the roiling white-capped waves that pummel the port side of the clipper.

Dawson’s works often contain a narrative, and in Gold of Evening the viewer is drawn into the scene through the careful attention to the ship’s deck and rigging as the clipper pushes through the heavy seas, a few brave crew members visible climbing up the prow. As he worked, Dawson identified himself entirely with the event he was painting, commenting “You really are there. You are living in that moment of time. You can hear the sea – that sea” (as quoted in L.G.G. Ramsey, F.S.A, Montague Dawson, R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A., Leigh-on-Sea, 1970, p. 12).

19th Century European Art

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New York