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Lot 15: Montague Dawson (1895-1973), THE NEW YORK CLIPPER - CHALLENGE

Est: $20,000 CAD - $30,000 CADSold:
Waddington'sMay 29, 2024Toronto, ON, CA

Item Overview

Description

Montague Dawson (1895-1973), British

THE NEW YORK CLIPPER - CHALLENGE

oil on canvas
signed lower left
21 x 31 in — 53.3 x 78.7 cm

Estimate: $20,000—30,000

Dimensions

21 x 31 in — 53.3 x 78.7 cm

Artist or Maker

Medium

oil on canvas

Condition Report

Very good overall condition. Slight loss top right quadrant, slight accretions bottom left quadrant.

Provenance

Private Collection, Ontario

Notes

At the age of fifteen, Montague Dawson started working for a commercial art studio at Bedford Row in London, where he worked on commercial posters and illustrations. The grandson of landscape painter Henry Dawson, Montague never received a formal art education. An autodidact, he taught himself the necessary skills that would earn him his reputation in seascape painting.

During the First World War, Montague enlisted and became a lieutenant of the Royal Navy. His artistic abilities were quickly recognized, and Dawson was assigned the duty of visually recording the war at sea. Mentored by the marine painter Charles Napier Hemy, many of his drawings recording the war became illustrations which were published in The Sphere. At the end of the war in 1918, an issue of The Sphere was entirely dedicated to his drawings of the final surrender of the German Grand Fleet.

In 1924, Dawson embarked on a treasure hunt to the Caribbean. His illustrations were featured once more in The Sphere and The Graphic newspapers, confirming the artist as one of the most promising artists in the United Kingdom. Two years later he began his collaboration with the Frost & Reed gallery in London and began to focus on producing oil paintings instead of the drawings and watercolours made for the newspapers. The success of this collaboration allowed Dawson to relocate to a new home in Milford directly on the coast with a view of the sea.

World War II brought war to the UK and its coastline. Inspired by his experience during the First World War, Dawson stayed at home and painted at the request of the Royal Navy. He produced a large number of illustrations for The Sphere to help bolster the war effort and increase morale.

In 1946, Dawson became a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and provided paintings to the collections of the British royal family, and Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson.

After the war, Dawson’s paintings of warships and navy battles were quickly replaced by a new subject, the clipper. Clippers were merchant vessels designed for speed with large sails and multiple masts, designed to allow the easy transportation of merchandise being imported from China and abroad to be sold in the UK. Dawson would focus on these romantic vessels – conquerors of the seas – until his death in 1973. Featured alone or in battle, these clippers, like the painting offered here, The New York Clipper - Challenge, remind us of an evocative period in marine history.

Payment & Shipping

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: American Express, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

The Auctioneers will not undertake packing or shipping. The purchaser must designate and arrange for the services of an independent shipper and be responsible for all shipping and insurance expenses. The Auctioneers will, upon request, provide names of professional packers and shippers but will not be held responsible for the service or have any liability for providing this information. Reliable pre-auction estimates of shipping costs of lots offered in this sale may be obtained from:

PICK UP & SHIPPING FROM TORONTO:

When contacting the shippers please have your invoice # and item information ready.

PakShip
Attn: Taurus Chan
Tel: 905.470.6874
416.293.8225
Fax: 905.470.6875
[email protected]
www.pakship.ca

Safer Shipping
Attn: Perry Hehn
Tel: 416.299.3367
Fax: 416.299.9750
[email protected]
www.safershipping.ca

PICK UP & SHIPPING FROM VANCOUVER:

Please note that lots in our Waddington's West auctions are located in Vancouver, B.C. When contacting the shippers please have your invoice # and item information ready.

The UPS Store 424
Tel: 604-559-5446
[email protected]

PakMail
Tel: 604-472-6245
[email protected]
www.pakmailcanada.com

CITES WARNING:
Restrictions exist regarding the import and export of species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). This includes but is not limited to items made of or containing bone (whalebone etc.), ivory, tortoise shell, seal skin, rhinoceros horn and any other animal part and is strictly controlled or forbidden by most countries. Please review your country's laws before bidding on pieces made of or containing these restricted items. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to inquire about and obtain the proper permits for artwork purchased that may contain restricted materials, if such permit can be obtained. Please contact the department for further assistance. For more information please visit www.cites.org

Auction Details

Canadian & International Fine Art

by
Waddington's
May 29, 2024, 06:00 PM EST

275 King Street E 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5A 1K2, CA

Terms

Live bidding may start higher or lower

Buyer's Premium

$0 - 25,000:28.0%
$25,001+:25.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$249$10
$250$499$25
$500$999$50
$1,000$1,999$100
$2,000$4,999$250
$5,000$9,999$500
$10,000$19,999$1,000
$20,000$49,999$2,000
$50,000$99,999$5,000
$100,000$299,999$10,000
$300,000$999,999$25,000
$1,000,000$1,999,999$50,000
$2,000,000$2,999,999$100,000
$3,000,000$4,999,999$200,000
$5,000,000+$300,000

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

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1. Waddington's charges a buyer's premium of 25% on the hammer price up to and including $25,000 CAD. Hammer price in excess of $25,000 CAD will be charged a buyer's premium of 22%.

Bidders buying on the Invaluable site will be charged a buyer's premium of 28% on the hammer price up to and including $25,000 CAD. Hammer prices in excess of $25,000 CAD will be charged at 25%.

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(a) any deficiency in price between the re-sale amount and the amount to have been paid by the original buyer
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Buyer's Premium
Waddington's charges a buyer's premium of 25% on the hammer price up to and including $25,000 CAD. Hammer price in excess of $25,000 CAD will be charged a buyer's premium of 22%.

Bidders buying on the Invaluable site will be charged a Buyer's Premium of 28% on the hammer price up to and including $25,000 CAD. Hammer prices in excess of $25,000 CAD will be charged at 25%.

A charge of 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is applicable on the hammer price and buyer's premium except for any items directly shipped from our premises out of Canada. In the case where purchases are shipped out of the province of Ontario, the HST or GST is charged based on the tax status of that province.

Payment
Payment for purchases must be by VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000); INTERAC direct debit (CDN clients in person only); certified cheque (U.S. & Overseas not applicable); bank draft; E-Transfer; Wire Transfer (fee applies).

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Shipping
The auctioneers will not undertake packing or shipping. The purchaser must designate and arrange for the services of an independent shipper and be responsible for all shipping and insurance expenses. The auctioneers will, upon request, provide names of professional packers and shippers but will not be held responsible for the service or have any liability for providing this information. Reliable pre-auction estimates of shipping costs of lots offered in this sale may be obtained from:

PakShip
905-470-6874 / 416-293-8225 / 905-470-6875
[email protected] / www.pakship.ca

Safer Shipping Inc.
416-299-3367 / 416-299-9750
[email protected] / www.safershipping.ca

Removal of Purchases
Purchases must be paid for within 48 hours of the date of the sale, and removed from premises within 10 days of the date of sale (see Conditions of Sale, conditions 8 to 15). Clients are advised that packing and/or handling of purchased lots by our employees or agents is undertaken solely as a courtesy for the convenience of clients.

CITES
Restrictions exist regarding the import and export of species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). This includes but is not limited to items made of or containing bone (whalebone etc.), ivory, tortoise shell, seal skin, rhinoceros horn and any other animal part and is strictly controlled or forbidden by most countries.

Please review your country's laws before bidding on pieces made of or containing these restricted items. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to inquire about and obtain the proper permits for artwork purchased that may contain restricted materials, if such permit can be obtained.

Please contact the department for further assistance. Failure to obtain necessary import/export permits will not void any sale.

All Narwhal Tusks must have a Marine Harvest Number or a Marine and Mammal Transport number to be sold at Waddington's.

For more information please visit: www.cites.org

Payment Information

Payment for purchases must be by Visa, Mastercard (not exceeding $25,000), INTERAC direct payment (Canadian clients in person only), certified cheque (U.S. & Overseas not applicable), bank draft, and electronic transfer (fee applies).

The buyer shall pay for all lots within two business days of sale date, after which a late charge of 2% per month on the total invoice may be incurred or the auctioneer, in his sole discretion, may cancel the sale. The buyer shall not become the owner of the lot until paid for in full. Items must be removed within 10 days from the date of sale, after which storage charges may be incurred.

Each lot purchased, unless the sale is cancelled as above, shall be held by the auctioneer at his premises or at a public warehouse at the sole risk of the buyer until fully paid for and taken away.

Shipping Information

The Auctioneers will not undertake packing or shipping. The purchaser must designate and arrange for the services of an independent shipper and be responsible for all shipping and insurance expenses. The Auctioneers will, upon request, provide names of professional packers and shippers but will not be held responsible for the service or have any liability for providing this information. Reliable pre-auction estimates of shipping costs of lots offered in this sale may be obtained from:

PICK UP & SHIPPING FROM TORONTO:

When contacting the shippers please have your invoice # and item information ready.

PakShip
Attn: Taurus Chan
Tel: 905.470.6874
416.293.8225
Fax: 905.470.6875
[email protected]
www.pakship.ca

Safer Shipping
Attn: Perry Hehn
Tel: 416.299.3367
Fax: 416.299.9750
[email protected]
www.safershipping.ca

PICK UP & SHIPPING FROM VANCOUVER:

Please note that lots in our Waddington's West auctions are located in Vancouver, B.C. When contacting the shippers please have your invoice # and item information ready.

The UPS Store 424
Tel: 604-559-5446
[email protected]

PakMail
Tel: 604-472-6245
[email protected]
www.pakmailcanada.com

CITES WARNING:
Restrictions exist regarding the import and export of species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). This includes but is not limited to items made of or containing bone (whalebone etc.), ivory, tortoise shell, seal skin, rhinoceros horn and any other animal part and is strictly controlled or forbidden by most countries. Please review your country's laws before bidding on pieces made of or containing these restricted items. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to inquire about and obtain the proper permits for artwork purchased that may contain restricted materials, if such permit can be obtained. Please contact the department for further assistance. For more information please visit www.cites.org

Buyer's Premium

Each lot purchased on www.waddingtons.ca is subject to a buyer's premium of 25% on the hammer price up to and including $25,000 CAD as part of the purchase price. Hammer prices in excess of $25,000 will be charged a buyer's premium of 22%.
Clients making purchases directly on Invaluable will be charged a buyer's premium of 28% up to $25,000 CAD as part of the purchase price. Hammer prices in excess of $25,000 will be charged a buyer's premium of 25%

Taxes on your purchase

A charge of 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is applicable on the hammer price and buyer's premium, except for purchases exported from Canada. In the case where purchases are shipped out of the province of Ontario but within Canada, the HST or GST is charged based on the tax status of that province.

Condition Notice

All of the items are to be considered, unless otherwise noted in the catalogue description or condition report, in good condition. The definition of "good" when used in reference to condition, describes an object as having had no major damage or repair but as with the nature of the material, may show minor surface wear, discolouration etc., which indicates the acceptable wear that the piece may acquire with age. If you are particular about minor flaws, you should have our staff answer any questions before bidding. Sizes are approximate. Frames on artwork are not included as part of purchase or condition. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to inquire as to the condition of a lot before bidding. Condition reports are available upon request by phone, fax, email or in person. You are advised to make any requests well in advance of the sale.