LOT 380

Montague Dawson


Clearing Skies, The Sobraon

MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

DIMENSIONS: 24 x 36 inches

Signed lower left


SOLD FOR: $40,950.00

Including Buyers Premium

Additional Information

DuMouchelles Auction House, Detroit, MI, 2015

Montague Dawson, one of the most accomplished and recognized maritime and ship painters in the world, likely created this work no later than 1946. The English painter—entirely self-taught, though he did join the Royal Navy, itself a school for aspiring marine artists—based this work on the passenger ship Sobraon, built in 1866 in Scotland by Alexander Hall & Co. The ship would make annual journeys back and forth between England and Australia. It made its last transit to Australia in 1890, the year the artist was born. It was eventually sold to Australia, which used it as a training ship under the name HMAS Tingira, before it was broken up in 1941.


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