International Art Auction

December 07, 2015

LOT 19

Lot 19

Charles Edward Dixon (1872-1934)

Charles Edward Dixon (1872-1934)
Lot 19 Details
Charles Edward Dixon (1872-1934), British


Watercolour and gouache on paper; signed and dated 1915 lower left, titled in the bottom margin, inscribed “Canada” in blue ink verso
Image 23.5" x 44" — 59.7 x 111.8 cm.

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $4,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Charles Edward Dixon (1872-1934)
  • Charles Edward Dixon (1872-1934)

Purchased in vicinity of Chichester, Sussex, England at an estate auction by Stride and Son of Chichester by Harry Wimhurst, Chichester, between 1945 and 1955;
Gifted to his son in 1961, who brought the work to Canada;
Gifted by the above to the present Private Collection, Canada


HMS Princess Royal was launched on 29 April 1911. Commissed by Princess Louise into the Royal Navy on 14 November 1912.

Charles Dixon’s most celebrated works are primarily naval scenes in the medium of watercolour. Charles studied under his father, genre painter Alfred Dixon, and soon had a successful practice producing nautical and maritime scenes.  At 17, Dixon had his first of many works exhibit at the Royal Academy. Subsequently, he would record an 170 exhibited watercolours at the Royal Institute. Amongst his works is a large number produced for magazines and periodics, including the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic. In 1900 he was named a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. Several of Dixon’s paintings are now in the collection of the National Maritime Museum in London.


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LOT 19

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