The Tall Ship Sierra Miranda at Full Sail, 1967, signed lower left "Montague Dawson" stamped verso "8751" and inscribed "Copyright Strictly Reserved" along with title, oil on canvas, 24 x 36-1/8 in.; modern gilt wood frame, 30-1/4 x 42-1/2 in.
Note: A fine full-rigger, The Sierra Miranda was built by the Scottish company, John Reid & Co, Port Glasgow for the Sierra Steamship Company - Thompson, Anderson & Co, Liverpool. She was registered at 1,888 tons gross and measured 80.7 meters. In 1906, she was sold to Andreas Meling of Stavanger, Norway. Then in 1921, she was sold to International Star Lines in Panama and renamed Maria Borges She foundered at her moorings at Hampton Roads, Virginia off Newport News in 1922.
Two paintings with the subject of the Sierra Miranda are listed in the 1967 Catalog of Copyright Entries published by the Library of Congress.
Literature: OFFICE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPYRIGHT. CATALOG OF COPYRIGHT ENTRIES, THIRD SERIES, VOLUME 21, PART 6, NUMBER I: Maps and Atlases, January-June, 1967, Provenance: Frost and Reed, Ltd., London; The Cooling Gallery, Ltd., London (partial label verso); Sotheby's New York: April 11, 1997, lot 194; Property from an Important South Carolina Estate
original stretcher and tacking edge, surface abrasion top middle vertically, fingerprints at top (uv), abrasion at edges