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James Edward Buttersworth American  1817 - 1894
The Yachts...
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 inches, sight
Category: Paintings - American
Era: 19th Century
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Summer 2003
The Yachts Columbia and Dauntless Rounding Sandy Hook, circa 1871. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. Signed lower right: J E Butttersworth.

Reference: Phillips Auction Catalogue, American Art, May 21, 2002, pp. 160 & 161. A similar painting of the same race is described and illustrated on these pages. This painting is also similar to a picture illustrated in: Rudolph J. Schaefer, J.E. Buttersworth, 19th Century Marine Painter, Mystic, Connecticut, 1975, p. 184, no. 160.

Note: The Columbia was selected having won the trials to defend the America's Cup in October 1871.

Provenance: Glen Foster Collection.

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