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Gale Force Eight by Montague Dawson.


Gale Force Eight by Montague Dawson.

A depiction of a late 19th century sailing vessel as the crew battle against a gale.
Item Code : DHM5001Gale Force Eight by Montague Dawson. - This Edition
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PRINTSigned limited edition prints.

This magnificent signed limited edition was published in 1974 by Venture Prints Ltd, Bristol and has been sold out for nearly 30 years. We have two of the original prints which are now available for sale. Can be purchased in its existing mount, or can be removed from this and sent in a tube to save postage costs. Also please note that the photographs of the print we show here were taken with the print inside a protective covering, which is reflecting light and causing other slight distortions to the image - these are of course not on the print itself.
Image size 30 inches x 24 inches (76cm x 61cm) Blyth, Charles
+ Artist : Montague Dawson
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Other editions of this item : Gale Force Eight by Montague Dawson. DHM5001
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PRINTMounted signed limited edition prints.

This magnificent signed limited edition was published in 1974 by Venture Prints Ltd, Bristol and has been sold out for nearly 30 years. We have two of the original prints which are now available for sale. Can be purchased in its existing mount, or can be removed from this and sent in a tube to save postage costs. Also please note that the photographs of the print we show here were taken with the print inside a protective covering, which is reflecting light and causing other slight distortions to the image - these are of course not on the print itself.
Image size 30 inches x 24 inches (76cm x 61cm)Artist : Montague Dawson£50 Off!Now : £610.00VIEW EDITION...
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Sir Charles Blyth CBE BEMA Scottish yachstman and rower and known by the name Chay, Blyth was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire on 14th May 1940. He joined the British Army Parachute Regiment when he was 18 and rose quickly through the ranks to become a Sergeant at the age of 21. He was the first person to sail single-handed non-stop westwards around the world on a 59-foot boat called British Steel in 1971.
Artist Details : Montague Dawson
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Montague Dawson

Montague Dawson was born in 1895 in Chiswick, London, England, and died in 1973. Montague Dawson is one of the all time top British maritime artists. Dawson was born into an artistic family in London in 1895. Montagu Dawson was not trained as an artist but he inherited a talent for painting. Dawson was taught the art of painting by his fathe, a Thames yachtsman and artist, and also Henry Dawson his grandfather who was a successful landscape painte. Around 1910, he was hired by a commercial studio in London. At the outbreak of World War I, he joined the Royal Navy, where he illustrated images of war for publications. After the war ended, he established himself as a painter and illustrator, concentrating on historically accurate portraits of ships, drawing on Britain's rich nautical heritage. Dawson was present at the final surrender of the German High Seas Fleet and many of his illustrations depicting the event were published in the Sphere. In the 1920's, he became formally associated with Frost & Reed; the association increased his exposure, led to an increased demand for his works. In 1924 Dawson was the official artist for an expedition to the South Seas by the steam yacht St.George. During the expedition he provided illustrated reports to the Graphic magazine. During the Second World War, he was employed as a war artist and again worked for The Sphere. Dawson exhibited regularly at the Royal Society of Marine Artists, of which he became a member. From 1946 to 1964 Dawson was considered the greatest living marine artist, whose patrons included President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as the British royal family; his works often exhibit at the Royal Society of Marine Artists, and the Royal Academy of Art between 1916 and 1936. Also in the 1930s, he moved to Milford-Upon-Sea in Hampshire, living there for many years. Montague Dawson passed away in 1973.

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