Thursday, May 7, 2015

Marine Art - Montague Dawson, Eugène Boudin, Lyonel Feininger,

CHICHESTER 1785-1884
BRITISH MEN OF WAR AND OTHER SHIPS OFF THE COAST IN CHOPPY SEAS
signed lower left: CM Powell
oil on canvas
52 1/2  by 72 in.; 133.5 by 183 cm.

1871 - 1956
SAILING SHIP
Signed Feininger (lower left); dated März, 1934 (lower right)
Watercolor and pen and ink on paper
7 1/2 by 11 1/4 in.
19 by 28.6 cm
Executed in 1934

1824-1898
BERCK, BARQUES ET PÊCHEUSES
Signed E.Boudin (lower right) and inscribed Berck (lower left)
Oil on panel
4 3/4 by 10 1/4 in.
12 by 26 cm
Executed circa 1885-1890.

1824-1898
DEAUVILLE, LE BASSIN
Signed E. Boudin (lower left)
Oil on panel
8 3/8 by 13 3/4 in.
21.3 by 34.9 cm
Executed circa 1880-1885.

1824-1898
EFFET DE LUNE À SAINT-VALÉRY-SUR-SOMME
Signed E. Boudin, dated 94 and inscribed S Valery (lower right)
Oil on panel
18 1/4 by 14 3/4 in.
46.3 by 37.4 cm
Painted in 1894

Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
1895-1973
BRITISH
PACIFIC DAYS, THE SHUN LEE, 674 TONS, BUILT IN 1866
signed Montague Dawson (lower left)
oil on canvas
28 by 42 in.
71.1 by 106.6 cm

Built in 1865-66 by William Walker & Co.,  Shun Lee was of composite design, a wood construction over an iron frame, measuring 158 feet in length with a 31 1/2 foot beam and featuring long overhangs at bow and stern.  As her name suggests, the clipper was intended for the China tea trade, but after only one trip was sold in 1871 to Potter & Co., London, thereafter she then saw most action in the commercial routes between London and New Zealand.  The Shun Lee was destroyed by fire when stationed in Rio de Janerio in 1891. More

Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.
1895-1973
BRITISH
THE ABERDEEN CLIPPER, THE STAR OF PEACE
signed Montague Dawson (lower left)
oil on canvas
20 by 30 in.
50.8 by 76.2 cm

The Star of Peace was an Aberdeen Clipper built in 1855 and weighing 113 tons (this information also faintly inscribed by Dawson on the work's reverse). The clipper made a number of passages between London and Sydney before being broken up at Thursday Island in 1895


Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.

1895-1973

BRITISH
THE LOFTY CLIPPER, CLAN MACFARLANE
signed Montague Dawson (lower left)
oil on canvas
36 by 24 3/8 in.
91.4 by 61.9 cm

The Clan MacFarlane was built by Russel & Co., for Thomas Dunlop & Sons and launched in 1881 from Greenock, Scotland.  The three-masted full-rigged iron ship was sunk with her crew by a cyclone when stationed at Noumea, New Caledonia in 1934.  More