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    Sale 7660

    Maritime Art

    29 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    Attributed to James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)

    Vessels in a stiff breeze off the North Foreland

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)
    Vessels in a stiff breeze off the North Foreland
    inscribed on reverse 'J.E. Buttersworth 1843/Ships off the North Foreland'
    oil on canvas
    17¾ x 24 in. (45.1 x 61 cm.)


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    The son and pupil of Thomas Buttersworth, James Edward followed his father in his profession and worked in a fairly similar style. Nevertheless, because he was brought up in a time of peace, Buttersworth painted general shipping and yachting scenes, such as this image, rather than the battle pictures which had characterised his father's early work. This scene of vessels off the North Foreland was painted early in Buttersworth's career, before he emigrated to America (between 1845-1847) where he settled in West Hoboken, near New York. Buttersworth remained in New Jersey for the rest of his life, exhibiting at the American Art Union from 1850, and his work is justly well-represented in museums and art galleries across the United States.

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