Lot 32: Montague Dawson British, 1890-1973 Surging Forward: The Race Between the Clipper Ships Lightening and Red Jacket across the Atlantic...
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Surging Forward: The Race Between the Clipper Ships Lightening and Red Jacket across the Atlantic in 1854
Signed Montague Dawson (ll)
Oil on canvas
30 x 50 inches
Frost & Reed, London
Richard Green, London
The Lightning sailed from Boston for Liverpool on February 18, 1854, while the Red Jacket sailed from New York the following day. The outcome of this informal race was followed by everyone in the shipping world. In the end the two clippers arrived in Liverpool on the same day, March 4, with the Red Jacket making better time by 18 hours.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
Scattered craquelure. Old restorations.
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