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    Sale 12165

    American Art

    22 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)

    Running for the Finish: Sloops Racing

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)
    Running for the Finish: Sloops Racing
    signed 'J E Buttersworth' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm.)


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    The present work depicts a paddle steamer of the the U.S. Mail Steamship Company, possibly the S.S. Central America, outward bound in lower New York harbor.

    Provenance

    Quester Gallery, Stonington, Connecticut.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Distinguished American Art from a New York Private Collection


    Literature

    R. Schaefer, J.E. Buttersworth: 19th-Century Marine Painter, Mystic, Connecticut, 2009, p. 232 (as Running for the Finish).