The full- rigged sailing ship paintings of Montague Dawson R.S.M.A. (1895-1973) have some affinity with work of Charles Napier Hemy. In fact he studied under Charles Napier Hemy, whose influence on Dawson's treatment of seas and his brushwork therein may be clearly seen if compared with this fine example.
Watercolour 25 x 42 cm. 9 3/4 x 16 1/2 ins. Signed with initals and dated 1917
Charles Napier Hemy (1841 - 1917). Marine, coastal and landscape painter. He used oils and watercolours. Born in Newcastle, England. He attended the Grammar School and took lessons at the Newcastle School of Art and Antwerp. He spent sometime Australia before returning to England to become a priest. He spent sometime in a monastery in Lyon, France. His health then became too precarious for his calling and then he left to become a full time artist. He exhibited at the Royal Academy 1910, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 1884, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1885, an Associate member of the Royal Society of Painters of Watercolour 1890, the Royal Watercolour Society 1897. Other include the Royal Cambrian Society (5), Agnew and Sons Gallery (4), Royal Society of Artist - Birmingham (22), Carfax & Co Gallery (2), Connell & Sons Gallery (1)Dudley Gallery and New Dudley Gallery (2), Fine Art Society (1), Grosvenor Gallery (27), Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts (23), Walker Gallery (72), Manchester City Art Gallery (27), New Gallery (36), Royal Academy (126), Royal Hibernian Society (1), Royal Institute of Oil Painters (10), Royal Instuite of Painters in Oil (5), Royal Scottish Academy (2), Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (88) and Artuthur Tooth & Sons Gallery (2).