Lot 53: Dawson (Henry, 1811-1878). Shipping at Dusk, oil on board, seascape with sailing boats on calm water and a setting sun, signed lower right, and indistinctly dated, 35.5 x 45.5cm (14 x 18ins), framed. Henry Dawson came from a humble background, and began his working career in a lace factory. He painted pictures in his spare time at first, and sold them so successfully that in 1835 he gave up the lace trade and devoted himself to painting full-time. With the exception of six lessons from James Baker Pyne, Henry Dawson was entirely self-taught. (1)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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