5 December 2002
Property from the Estate of William B. Ruger
James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)
Clipper in a Heavy Sea
signed 'J E Buttersworth' (lower right)
oil on canvas
14¼ x 22¼ in. (36.2 x 56.5 cm.)
Private collection, Manchester, Massachusetts.
Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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