A painting by a famous Milford on Sea resident has fetched $32,000 at a Christie's auction in the Rockefeller Center, New York on 23rd May 2017.
Montague Dawson, F.R.S.A., R.S.M.A. (British, 1895-1973) once lived at 1 Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY, and a plaque sits on the white walls of the property today.
The artwork is entitled: Bowling Along - 'The Glorious Lightning'.
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Food was so scarce in some parts of Hampshire during the Second World War that at one point artist Montague Dawson survived by living on soup made from lawn cuttings and nettles.
Mr Dawson survived this hardship and went on to become, in the 1960s, one of the world’s highest paid artists.
He enjoyed an annual income of £100,000 when in 1967 the average Southampton house cost £4,050.
Montague Dawson died at the Western Hospital, Southampton, on May 21,1973. He was buried at Boldre Church, Lymington.
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