4 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 122,500
Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000
James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)
signed 'JE Buttersworth' (lower right)
oil on canvas
12 x 20 in. (30.5 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1875.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
In this painting, the 105 foot centerboard schooner yacht Vesta leads the 84 foot centerboard schooner yacht Magic and another schooner yacht around a mark of the course. The season of 1871 was an active summer for the schooners with competitions extending from Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead to Swampscott down to Massachusetts Bay, and along the East Coast to Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia and Cape May. This competitive fleet included over twenty schooner yachts, both keel and centerboarders racing together to make up a large and dramatic fleet.
Henry B. Holt, Inc., Essex Fells, New Jersey.
Private collection, New York, acquired from the above, 1983.
R. Schaefer, J.E. Buttersworth: 19th-Century Marine Painter, Mystic, Connecticut, 1975, p. 186, no. 162, illustrated.
Art from the Estate of Richard J. Schwartz is to be offered during upcoming sales in New York
Plus paintings by Daumier, Degas, Dufy and Renoir that were owned by the pioneering New Orleans collector will be offered in Ne..
An expert introduction to the movement, from its origins in France to its flowering on a private island off the coast of New En..