MONTAGUE DAWSON R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A. | THE PACKET DEVONSHIRE
MONTAGUE DAWSON R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A. | THE PACKET DEVONSHIRE
MONTAGUE DAWSON R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A. | THE PACKET DEVONSHIRE
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MONTAGUE DAWSON R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A. | THE PACKET DEVONSHIRE

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

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MONTAGUE DAWSON R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A. | THE PACKET DEVONSHIRE

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot Sold:52,500USD

Lot Details

Description

MONTAGUE DAWSON R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.

British

1895 - 1973

THE PACKET DEVONSHIRE 


signed MONTAGUE DAWSON. (lower left) 

oil on canvas laid down on board 

36 by 28 in.

91.4 by 71.1 cm

Condition Report

This canvas has been laid down on board. Very faint craquelure visible in the lighter areas of the sky. Frame abrasion visible on the left edge. Under UV: area of brushy, scumbled inpainting visible at the left edge in the center of the sky and on the horizon to the right of the ship to address a 2 in. scratch extending up from the horizon. Inpainting to address frame abrasion around the perimeter.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Frost & Reed, London, no. 6620 (acquired directly from the artist, July 17, 1936)

Frederick B. Wells, Sr., Lake of the Isles, Minnesota (by 1937)

Frederick B. Wells (by descent from the above)

Thomas Bucklin Wells (by descent from the above)

By descent from the above to the present owner in 2012

Exhibited

Minneapolis Institute of Art, probably November 1937-July 1940

Catalogue Note

The present work depicts the packet ship Devonshire. Named for the Duke of Devonshire, it was built in New York in 1848 by Westervelt & Mackey. The first packet ships were built in the eighteenth century and were designed to transport mail between Great Britain and her colonies, as well as passengers and freight. In her first year of frequent sailing between New York and London, Devonshire transported the largest number of cabin passengers ever to cross the Atlantic and garnered much attention as one of the finest examples of naval engineering (Holden's Dollar Magazine, New York, January 1848, vol. I, p. 571). 

19th Century European Art
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