05-16-2008 05-17-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2409 Boston
May 16, 2008 04:00 PMCalender
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Attributed to James Edward Buttersworth (Anglo/American, 1817-1894) Ramsgate Lighthouse, Kent

$6,518$5,500
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2409 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 16, 2008 4:00PM

Description:

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

Ramsgate Lighthouse, Kent
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 14 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (36.2 x 46.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, fine scattered craquelure, surface grime.
N.B. A similar composition is listed in Rudolph J. Schaefer's J.E. Buttersworth 19th-Century Marine Painter (Mystic Seaport, 1975). p 45
Estimate $7,000-9,000

The lining is adhered with wax. The retouch is primarily to the sky, and this retouch is throughout. The craquelure is fine and stable. The canvas might benefit from keying out the stretcher.

Keywords

James Edward Buttersworth, Ramsgate Lighthouse, Seaport