Attributed to James Edward Buttersworth (Anglo/American, 1817-1894)
Ramsgate Lighthouse, Kent
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
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.