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    DAWSON DAWSON-WATSON (1864-1939)
    Untitled Landscape, 1938
    Oil on canvas
    25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right

    Dawson-Watson was born in London, England, in 1864. Before coming to this country in 1893, he had exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, England, 1886; Paris Salon, 1888; Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, 1889; Royal Cambrian Academy, 1890; and the Royal Canadian Academy, 1902. Once in the United States he exhibited widely. He is represented in the City Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri; Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois; Chicago Art Institute; New Haven Clay and Palette Club, New Haven, Connecticut; Lotus Club, New York; Vanderpool Memorial Gallery, Chicago; and in many libraries and private collections both here and abroad. He has achieved distinction as a mezzotint engraver, textile designer, portraitist, and as an executant of every form of stage detail. His awards include: Silver Medal, Portland, Oregon; three Gold and one Silver Medals, Sedalia, Missouri; Honorable Mention, Austin, Texas; Landscape Prize, Nashville, Tennessee; Popular Vote Prize, Southern States Art League, 1930; Landscape Prize, Mississippi Art Association, 1930; Alice Huger Smith Watercolor Prize, Southern States Art League, 1931; and many others.

    The San Antonio Art League Competitions include: $5,000 prize for his painting entitled The Glory of the Morning, 1927; Hors de Concours for a painting entitled Flowers of Silk, 1928; $1,000 prize for painting The Cotton Pickers, 1929; $1,000 prize for painting The Bouquet, 1929.

    This large-scale canvas by Dawson-Watson is his characteristic impressionist treatment of the Texas Hill Country landscape with blooming prickly pear cactus keyed to pastel-like colors.


    Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000.

    Condition Report*: Excellent condition with minor scratch to the sky. Period frame in excellent condition.
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    December, 2007
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