11-06-2005 11-06-2005
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2297 Boston
November 6, 2005 11:00 AMCalender

Attributed to James E. Buttersworth (Anglo/American, 1817-1894) Dauntless

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2297 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 06, 2005 11:00AM


Attributed to James E. Buttersworth (Anglo/American, 1817-1894)

Dauntless and Sappho off the Needles, Isle of Wight. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in., in a molded gilt gesso frame with fleur-de-lis. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch.

Literature: For a depiction of the famous races held off the Isle of Wight in 1868, see page 170 in J.E. Buttersworth: 19th Century Marine Painter by Rudolph Schaefer, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut, 1975; and for a similar composition and representation of the Dauntless, see page 90 in Ship, Sea & Sky: The Marine Arts of James Edward Buttersworth, by R.B Grassby, New York, 1994.
Estimate $30,000-50,000


James E. Buttersworth, Isle of Wight, the Isle of Wight, 19th Century Marine Painter , Century Marine Painter, Connecticut, Mystic, Rudolph Schaefer, James Edward Buttersworth