In the marine pictures market, highly finished modern paintings, especially of racing yachts, look likely to set the pace this year. Those who can no longer afford a seascape by Montague Dawson (d1973) at pounds 50,000- pounds 80,000 are looking for paintings in the same British tradition by younger artists such as Steven Dews (b1949) at pounds 15,000- pounds 30,000.
Bonhams Knightsbridge, Thursday (11am), has a stylistically identical seascape by Stephen Renard (b1947), of the yachts Britannia and Westward racing at Cowes in 1930. In 1991-92 Renards were fetching pounds 1,000- pounds 5,000. Bonhams est for this is pounds 5,000- pounds 7,000.
Bonhams Chelsea: English and Continental watercolours, drawings, Thursday (2pm).Reuse content