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Enjoy your holiday, family, and the new digs.

The painting's by Montague Dawson.

Painting is from:
Marshall W Joyce

Seems to be Montague Dawson

Kia ora Mike,

Ngā mihi nui,

Took less than 30 seconds to find:

Happy Thanksgiving to all on your side of the pond!

Google picture search finally came up with this. The link was to an Amazon site selling postcards of the picture which is reported in another article being at the Mayflower dock in Plymouth. Title: Mayflower under sail: Artist Marshall W Joyce. The link where I found the information is http://www.amazon.com/Mayflower-Reproduction-painting-Marshall-Massachusetts/dp/B00U538TV4

Best wishes for Thanksgiving.

Maybe a copy?


this is "Mayflower II on the Open Seas" by Montague Dawson.

Check here: http://www.artexpress.ws/painting/mayflower_ii_on_the_open_seas-3915.html

Correction on my previous comment, it looks similar but the painting is different.

Happy turkey day to you too. And to all the other TOP readers who celebrate this weekend. Get out and shoot some film and be thankful you can still buy the stuff ;)

Agreed- Thanksgiving is without a doubt the best of the holidays. Together with friends, family its about enjoying the company and the meal. Nothing more. Oh, maybe a football game or two.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Painter = Marshall W. Joyce?

Montague Dawson - the artist of the picture

Thanksgiving is also one of my favorite holidays, Mike. Enjoy your family and new home.

To whom, exactly, are you thankful? It's a bit pointless to be thankful to an impersonal force.

Looks like it was painted by Marshall W. Joyce. See this Amazon listing: http://www.amazon.com/Mayflower-Reproduction-painting-Marshall-Massachusetts/dp/B00U538TV4

Long time reader, first time commentor.
Looks like it is probably this painting http://www.amazon.com/Mayflower-Reproduction-painting-Marshall-Massachusetts/dp/B00U538TV4

By the way you can use google to search the internet using an image (or a link to the image), not just text, which is how I found the above. https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/1325808?hl=en

Was there a Mayflower I and II? I am only loosely familiar with 'The Mayflower'.
I became aware of the Mayflower Inn as it was on my quiet cycle route on my way to work in London. It is a pub, in Rotherhithe, London and I subsequently visited there many times. It is quite small and looks over the River Thames. The story there recounts that The Mayflower was a regular ship, mostly involved in transport on the East Coast of England. It's trip to America began at the Inn. One of the passengers was a teacher from The nearby St. Olave's school. The school had been formed some time before and was named after the Norwegian who had helped defend London against a Danish invasion. The school subsequently moved to Orpington in South London and my sons were pupils there.
The teacher from St. Olave's who joined the Mayflower at the Mayflower Inn was named Thomas Harvard, whom it is claimed subsequently founded the College in Cambridge, Mass., named after him (no it wasn't Thomas College) although, even though there is a statue of him outside the Uni, there is a discussion as to whether he was really the Founder.
The Pub still retains an association with the sea; a few years ago when I went there for a pint, it was full of locals. They had come to look out on the terrace as HMS London passed by on its way to sea. The crew lined the decks and saluted as they went by, as many of them were locals and their parents, friends and relatives had come to wave good bye. It was both a joyful and emotional moment.

I couldn't find the name of the painter (yet), but there are at least two sites that indicate where the painting is:




The painting is on display at the Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA. More info here: http://www.plimoth.org/what-see-do/mayflower-ii

...and the painter appears to be Marshall W Joyce.




The painting looks like it was done by Montague Dawson.

Is this it?http://www.paintinghere.org/painting/mayflower_ii_on_the_open_seas-3915.html

Happy Thanksgiving Mike!

It seems to be by Marshall Woodside Joyce (1912-1998) painted for the Plimoth Plantation.

Bob Ross?

The painting is by Marshall Joyce and was commissioned by the Plimouth Plantation.

Apparently the original was by Montague Dawson and reproductions are available http://www.paintinghere.org/painting/mayflower_ii_on_the_open_seas-3915.html

"If anyone knows the name of the painting or the painter, please let me know! I couldn't find it."

Well the easy answer is that the artist is probably British painter Montague Dawson, one of the big names in nautical art in his day. But there were so many painters and illustrators making basically the same heroic ship paintings over and over for nearly a century (decorative and unchallenging they were really popular for a while) it's hard for me to be sure. It could also be one of Dawson's contemporaries, and former AIC teacher, Paul Strayer.

My money's on Dawson. His paintings make you feel wet.

Wonderful painting!
I believe the artist is Montague Dawson.
See here - http://www.artnet.com/artists/montague-dawson/


I think this is your subject

Happy turkey day!

I believe the painting is by Montague Dawson.

The painting is "Mayflower under sail" by Marshall W Joyce.

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends.

It looks like the Mayflower painting was by Marshall W. Joyce:


Happy Thanksgiving to you.

The Mayflower II picture is by British maritime artist Montague Dawson (1890–1973).

Montague Dawson?

Mike, I'm so glad you have thanks to give. This is my understanding about the spiritual aspect of Thanksgiving:(excerpted from a blog by Joe Heschmeyer):
Strip away all of this language of gratitude and thanksgiving (since there’s no recipient, if you don’t recognize God), and what are you left with? Only the language of happiness and lucky. You’re “happy” that you’ve got comforts in your life, your job promotion “pleases” you, or the joys of this past year make you feel “lucky” (itself a strange sort of gratitude to blind Fortune). There’s nothing wrong with these sentiments, but they fall far short of anything worthy of a quasi-solemn holiday like Thanksgiving. More importantly, they fall far short of what we experience. We don’t just experience a lucky feeling that we’ve been endowed with so many talents. We feel blessed, and we feel thankful. This gratitude is worth celebrating, and it’s worth noticing and acknowledging, because it points beyond us towards the Giver of all Good Gifts.

I believe the confusion stems from the painting by Joyce being labeled with the name of a similar painting by Dawson.

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