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Lough Derg Yacht Race Painting Fetches Big Price At Auction

5th May 2019
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‘Racing for the Corinthian Challenge Cup on Lough Derg’ by Montague Dawson, which was sold at auction in London on 1 May ‘Racing for the Corinthian Challenge Cup on Lough Derg’ by Montague Dawson, which was sold at auction in London on 1 May

A painting by a renowned maritime artist of yachts racing on Lough Derg has fetched more than €87,000 at auction.

Afloat.ie reader James Gilna tipped us to the sale of ‘Racing for the Corinthian Challenge Cup on Lough Derg’ by Montague Dawson, which was auctioned last Wednesday 1 May at Bonhams in Knightsbridge, London.

There is some mystery surrounding the painting, which had been in a private collection since its original sale in 1984, as according to Bonhams “it has not yet been possible to identify the specific race and those yachts depicted”.

But regardless, the “spirited” work will surely bring much enjoyment to its new owner as one of the more lively examples of the famed maritime painter, whose patrons included the British royal family and two US presidents among many others.

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MacDara Conroy

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