22 November 2016
Distinguished American Art from a New York Private Collection
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.)
Quester Gallery, Stonington, Connecticut.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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R. Schaefer, J.E. Buttersworth: 19th-Century Marine Painter, Mystic, Connecticut, 2009, p. 232 (as Running for the Finish).
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.
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