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    Montague Dawson (British, 1895-1973)
    Up channel
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 30-1/4 inches (50.8 x 76.8 cm)
    Signed lower left: Montague Dawson

    Property from the Estate of Kenneth Alan Hill, Sr., Fort Worth, Texas

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Frost & Reed, London, acquired from the above, 1935;
    Private east coast collection;
    Vallejo Gallery, Newport Beach, California;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2012.

    Based on its shape and sails, the ship depicted in Montague Dawson's Up channel is believed to represent the Oberon. Marine historian Michael Naxton, ASFAV, notes the Oberon was a successful ship in the 'Wool Fleet' - an affectionate name for ships that worked in the Australian wool trade. Her fastest passage was Melbourne to London in 77 days when, after leaving Australian waters on November 15, 1874, she docked in London on January 31, 1875, the fastest time of the season.




    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas. Stretcher bar mark visible at upper edge. Finely patterned craquelure throughout, some more pronounced on areas of thick impasto. An extremely few pinpoint losses. An approximately 1/8-inch vertical loss below the signature.
    Under UV: sparse varnish fluoresces green. Modern white pigments fluoresce. A very few finely applied dots of retouching in the sky to the left of the main ship.
    Framed Dimensions 28.25 X 38.25 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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