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.