International Art Auction

June 13, 2017

LOT 7
Montague Dawson (1890-1973)
  • Montague Dawson (1890-1973)
  • Montague Dawson (1890-1973)
  • Montague Dawson (1890-1973)

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Montague Dawson (1890-1973) , British

“TEARING ON” / THE ‘WILD RANGER’ 1044 TONS BUILT IN 1853

Oil on canvas; signed lower left, titled to the stretcher
20" x 30.5" — 50.8 x 77.5 cm.

Estimate $30,000-$50,000

Realised: $28,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The clipper ship ‘Wild Ranger’ was built in 1853 for Boston merchants Sears and Thatcher. Initially making California runs, she later served the Australian and East Indian trade routes. On an 1862 London to Boston run, she collided with a British vessel; judged to be at fault, the Wild Ranger was subsequently sold at auction and renamed ‘Ocean Chief’. On a fateful Rio de Janeiro voyage the Ocean Chief collided with a steamship and was lost.

Literature:

Glenn A. Knoblock, “The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920/ A Comprehensive History, with a Listing of Builder’s and Their Ships: Part Two: Builders & Ships- Massachusetts (Medford)”, p. 297.

Provenance:

The Estate Collection, Orillia, Ontario