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Label, Vallejo Gallery, Newport Beach, California
Label, MacConnal-Mason Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A copy of Montague Dawson: The Greatest Sea Painter in the World by L. G. G. Ramsey will accompany the lot.

Night Suspect was first exhibited at the Royal Society of Marine Painters in London. Dawson, who served in the British Navy Reserve, was familiar with the steam and sail warships that guarded the English Channel. The action filled painting depicts Revenues Service men firing on a brigantine as it approaches Deal, known for being a safe haven for smugglers.

Frost and Reed, London, United Kingdom
MacConnal-Mason Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Doyle Auctions, New York, New York, 2018
Private collection, Reno, Nevada

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