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James Edward Buttersworth (1817 - 1894)

Lot 50: James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)

Christie's

March 3, 2005
New York, NY, US

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Description

An American 74 Gun Ship, 0ld Brooklyn Navy Yard, East River, New York
signed 'J E Buttersworth' (lower right)
oil on panel
10 x 16 in. (25.5 x 40.8 cm.)

Artist or Maker

James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)

Notes

In 1781 brothers John, Samuel and Treadwell Jackson bought a large area of land in Northeast Brooklyn and started what became the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In 1798 the yard built the first U.S. Government financed vessel, the Frigate Adams. By the War of 1812 they would fit out and supply more than one hundred ships and during the Civil War they outfitted 416 ships for wartime purposes.

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