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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 244

    Montague Dawson, F.R.S.A.,R.S.M.A. (British, 1895-1973)

    Submarine vs. Aircraft

    Price Realised  

    Montague Dawson, F.R.S.A.,R.S.M.A. (British, 1895-1973)
    Submarine vs. Aircraft
    signed 'Montague Dawson' (lower left)
    oil on board
    11½ x 22 in. (29.1 x 55.9 cm.)


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    The following is a description as it appeared in The Sphere: Three German airplanes were flying above the waters of the Mediterranean. Nearby a British submarine lay submerged. The submarine, commanded by Lt. C. Maydon, D.S.O., through his periscope sighted an axis supply ship escorted by three aircraft. He fired a torpedo and taking another look, found all that was left of the target was a magnificent column of orange and white smoke, rising 1,000 feet and only two of the airplanes. The third airplane was destroyed by the explosion of the ship which shot up 1000 feet in the air.
    The following is the description as it appeared in The Sphere: 1A Submerged British Submarine Torpedoes An Enemy Plane! An Occasion Probably Unique In Naval Annals. Lieut.....subsequent explosion destroys not only the surface vessel, but also one of the three enemy aircraft..... a torpedo at an Axis supply ship in the Mediterranean and in the......'

    Provenance

    Frost & Reed., Ltd. London (#43196)
    with Tolford Galleries, Ilinois
    Northern Pump Company
    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    The Sphere; An Illustrated Newspaper For The Home, London, May 8, 1943, vol. 173, no. 2259, pp. 182-3.