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Noteworthy Sale: Roberto Freitas American Antiques and Decorative Arts
Sold to a collector in Stonington, Connecticut
James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894)
Pair of Marine Paintings, circa 1800 Sailing in Stormy Seas and Clearing Skies
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches each
(One in a period 1870s frame and the other in a fine replica.)
Courtesy of Roberto Freitas American Antiques and Decorative Arts, Stonington, CT
These paintings are fine examples of Burttersworth's early work, circa 1880, shortly after the artist moved to New York. These complex and dramatic sailing scenes illustrate the artist’s great talent as a painter, depicting the intricacies of rigging and the hulls of yachts and ships, as well as the dramatic effects of light and atmosphere.
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