Montague Dawson 'The Orange Schooner'<BR />Signed<BR />Oil on canvas<BR />49 x 74cm
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Montague Dawson (British, 1890-1973) The Orange Schooner
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Montague Dawson (British, 1890-1973)
The Orange Schooner
signed 'Montague Dawson' (lower left)
oil on canvas
50.8 x 76.2cm (20 x 30in).


    with Frost and Reed, London
    Private collection, UK

    L.G.G. Ramsey, Montague Dawson, R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A., second edition, Leigh-on-Sea, 1970, p.43, no. 179, plate 39.

    In the nineteenth century, the major English entry port for the fruit trade was Salcombe, in South Devon. Locally built vessels, usually the so-called 'Salcombe schooners', brought in various cargoes, most notably the orange and lemon crop from the Azores just in time to meet the demands of the Christmas market. Most of the fruit was loaded at Ponta Delgada, on the Azorean island of San Miguel, and then rushed home in these fast little schooners before it could deteriorate. In the London markets, oranges were commanding a handsome price of six shillings a box in the 1850s and the fruit trade was one of the most lucrative available for many a ship owner.
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