James Edward Buttersworth  (American/British, 1817-1894) 

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James Edward Buttersworth, Schooner Yacht COLUMBIA Racing Off Portsmouth, New York Yacht Club's Rear Commodore Franklin Osgood's Racing Yacht

 

James Edward Buttersworth
Schooner Yacht COLUMBIA Racing Off Portsmouth, New York Yacht Club's Rear Commodore Franklin Osgood's Racing Yacht
circa 1875

Vallejo Gallery
James Edward Buttersworth, PURITAN Races Toward the Narrows Off Brooklyn, American Yachts Off New York

 

James Edward Buttersworth
PURITAN Races Toward the Narrows Off Brooklyn, American Yachts Off New York
circa 1885

Vallejo Gallery
James Edward Buttersworth, American Steam Schooner Meets British Frigates Crossing the English Channel, From Dover to Ramsgate, off the Kent Shoreline

 

James Edward Buttersworth
American Steam Schooner Meets British Frigates Crossing the English Channel, From Dover to Ramsgate, off the Kent Shoreline
circa 1838

Vallejo Gallery
James Edward Buttersworth, Yachts Racing in the Upper Bay

 

James Edward Buttersworth
Yachts Racing in the Upper Bay
1860

MME Fine Art, LLC
James Edward Buttersworth, Yachts Rounding South West Spit Buoy

 

James Edward Buttersworth
Yachts Rounding South West Spit Buoy
circa 1875

Thomas Colville Fine Art, LLC
 
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James Edward Buttersworth, American Ship in the Tagus river off Belem Tower

 

James Edward Buttersworth
American Ship in the Tagus river off Belem Tower
oil on board

 

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James Edward Buttersworth, A British frigate on-the-wind

 

James Edward Buttersworth
A British frigate on-the-wind
oil on panel

 

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James Edward Buttersworth, British frigates in a black squall

 

James Edward Buttersworth
British frigates in a black squall
oil on canvas

 

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From the Isle of Wight (UK), Buttersworth came to West Hoboken, New Jersey around 1845-47 after the birth of his son Edward. James’s father Thomas was a marine painter in the English tradition, which he instilled in his son, along with a strong work ethic. This was reinforced when he suddenly had a wife and daughter to support. Buttersworth worked for Currier and Ives beginning in the 1850s and he had a studio in Brooklyn. As a marine painter, Buttersworth worked from inside small boats rather than observing from the shore. He was acquainted with boats thoroughly, from the smallest shallop to the largest square-rigger. He obviously "studied them diligently, not only the details of their rigging, sails and hulls, but also their posture and action under varying conditions at sea." (Rudolph J. Schaefer, J. E. Buttersworth, 19th Century Marine Painter. Mystic Seaport, CT: 1975, p. 19).