The Mayflower Signed Lithograph
The Mayflower Signed Lithograph
The Mayflower Signed Lithograph
The Mayflower Signed Lithograph
The Mayflower Signed Lithograph
The Mayflower Signed Lithograph
The Mayflower Signed Lithograph
The Mayflower Signed Lithograph

MONTAGUE DAWSON (1895-1973)

The Mayflower Signed Lithograph

1950 to c. 1970 British

Offered by Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

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MONTAGUE DAWSON b.1890

Pencil Signed Coloured Lithograph Titled "The Gallant Mayflower", bearing blind stamp lower left.

ABOUT THE MAYFLOWER.
The Mayflower was an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620.

There were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30, but the exact number is unknown.
This voyage has become an iconic story in some of the earliest annals of American history, with its story of death and of survival in the harsh New England winter environment.

The culmination of the voyage in the signing of the Mayflower Compact was an event which established a rudimentary form of democracy, with each member contributing to the welfare of the community.
There was a second ship named Mayflower that made the London to Plymouth, Massachusetts voyage several times.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Montague Dawson was a British painter who was renowned as a maritime artist. His most famous paintings depict sailing ships, usually clippers or warships of the 18th and 19th centuries. 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 these years his artwork was also published in the newspaper The Sphere. His works are featured in the Royal Naval Museum and the National Maritime Museum. Dawson was present at the final surrender of the German High Seas Fleet and many of his illustrations depicting the event were published in theSphere. After the War, Dawson established himself as a professional marine artist, concentrating on historical subjects and portraits of deep-water sailing ships often in stiff breeze or on high seas. 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, and occasionally at the Royal Academy between 1917 and 1936. By the 1930s he was considered one of the greatest living marine artists, whose patrons included two American Presidents, Dwight D Eisenhower and Lyndon B Johnson, as well as the British Royal Family. The work of Montague Dawson is represented in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth.

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Excellent condition Throughout well preserved under glass with boarded and sealed back panel.
Dimensions
External Height 38.00 inch (96.52 cm)
External Width 44.00 inch (111.76 cm)
External Depth 2.75 inch (6.98 cm)
Stock Code
0748
Medium
Lithograph on Paper
Signed/Inscribed
Lower Left Corner
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