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James Edward Buttersworth (1817 - 1894)

Lot 319: James Edward Buttersworth (American, 1817-1894)

Christie's

July 20, 2005
New York, NY, US

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Description

A three-masted U.S. merchantman shortening sail off the American coast as the pilot cutter approaches her starboard beam
signed 'J E Buttersworth' (lower right)
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in. (45.6 x 61 cm.)

Artist or Maker

James Edward Buttersworth (American, 1817-1894)

Provenance

Marine Arts, Salem

Notes

This vessel is shown flying the very distinctive American pilot 'jack' (the flag requesting a pilot) at her foremasthead.
It has been suggested that this possibly might be New York Bay.

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Christie's
July 20, 2005, 12:00 AM EST

New York, NY, US