Thomas Buttersworth (British, 1768-1842)
Thomas Buttersworth (British, 1768-1842)

British men-o'war running before the storm, the dismasted vessel in the distance flying an inverted red ensign

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Thomas Buttersworth (British, 1768-1842)
British men-o'war running before the storm, the dismasted vessel in the distance flying an inverted red ensign
signed 'T Buttersworth' (lower center at an angle in the crest of the wave)
oil on canvas
17 x 20 in. (43.2 x 50.8 cm.)

Lot Essay

An inverted national ensign is widely regarded as a signal of distress and a request for assistance
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