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Buttersworth, James E. (1817-1894) UK->USA (99)

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ButtersworthJEVKnown for marine paintings from subjects he observed in the waters off New York, James Buttersworth lived long enough to depict the early steamship era. His career spanning sixty years was dedicated to portraits of all types of ships at sea such as racing clipper ships, steamers, and yachts.

Nearly 600 of his paintings have been found, and his contribution in preserving this colorful chapter in American history is profound.

His special skill was portraying the majesty, grace, and movement of sailing vessels, and viewers have a strong sense of being pulled along because of the curves and flow he conveyed in his wind-filled sails.

He applied paint thinly, primarily in oil, and used a variety of grounds including canvas, milkboard, wood panels, and metal. A meticulous draftsman, Buttersworth had an eye for exact detail, and painted clipper ships and great sailing yachts as well as historical conflicts with battleships. The paintings are usually made dramatic by stormy skies and churning ocean waves.

He was born in Middlesex County, England, and it is thought that his grandfather was Thomas Buttersworth, 1768-1828, and his father Thomas Buttersworth, Jr, 1797-1842, both renowned marine painters. Although his heritage is unproven, it is obvious James Buttersworth was well schooled in the tradition of English marine painting.

Between 1845 and 1847, he emigrated to the United States and settled in Hoboken, New Jersey, and little is known of him before that time. He brought many of his paintings with him from England to sell, and Currier and Ives company purchased some of them to convert into lithographs. He benefited from the wide exposure this association gave his work.

Another break came when he exhibited and sold paintings through the American Art Union from 1850 to 1852 in New York City, and, as a result, was commissioned to make a series of drawings for the yacht race of 1851 in England.

He supported a large family and lived in West Hoboken, New Jersey with a view of the New York harbor. He prowled the water in a small boat, which is obvious because his perspectives are that of being on the water.

 

J. E. Buttersworth - 99 PAINTINGS
J. E. Buttersworth
SCHOONER "AMERICA"
J. E. Buttersworth
The Hurricane Cup Race: Dauntless v. Columbia
J. E. Buttersworth
American Schooner Yacht Off Dover
J. E. Buttersworth
Schooner AMERICA Off New York
J. E. Buttersworth
Schooner �Columbia� off Portsmouth Harbor, England
J. E. Buttersworth
America's Cup Class Yachts Racing in New York Harbor
J. E. Buttersworth
Schooner yacht (possibly AMERICA) in the Strait of Dover off England, circa 1855
J. E. Buttersworth
Maria Racing the Schooner Yacht America
J. E. Buttersworth
Schooner Idler, New York Yacht Club Regatta
J. E. Buttersworth
Yacht Sappho Off Castle Garden and Castle William
J. E. Buttersworth
SAPPHO Off the Needles
J. E. Buttersworth
Schooner COLUMBIA
J. E. Buttersworth
"The Schooner Yacht DAUNTLESS and a Ship of the Line"
J. E. Buttersworth
Cutter Yacht ALARM, Royal Yacht Squadron, 1841
J. E. Buttersworth
The First America's Cup Race
J. E. Buttersworth
Castle Garden
J. E. Buttersworth
THE ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON CUP RACE, 1851
J. E. Buttersworth
The Sloop Maria Racing the Schooner Yacht America
J. E. Buttersworth
The Match between America and Titania, 1851
J. E. Buttersworth
Yacht America in New York Harbor circa 1852
J. E. Buttersworth
America c. 1855
J. E. Buttersworth
Magic and Gracie off Castle Garden
J. E. Buttersworth
SCHOONER YACHT 'DAUNTLESS' OFF DOVER
J. E. Buttersworth
YACHT 'DAUNTLESS' RACING TOWARDS VICTORY
J. E. Buttersworth
"Magic" in New York Harbor
J. E. Buttersworth
America's Cup yacht, Magic
J. E. Buttersworth
Yacht Daundless in a Full Breeze
J. E. Buttersworth
SAPPHO Leads DAUNTLESS, 1870
J. E. Buttersworth
The Cambria Arriving at New York
J. E. Buttersworth
MAGIC Leads Past Buoy 8
J. E. Buttersworth
The Yacht Magic Defending America
J. E. Buttersworth
Yachts Off the Line
J. E. Buttersworth
The First America
J. E. Buttersworth
Yacht MAGIC, 1870
J. E. Buttersworth
Magic Leading Dauntless
J. E. Buttersworth
Columbia leading Dauntless around the Sandy Hook lightship in the Hurricane Cup Race
J. E. Buttersworth
Yacht Sappho
J. E. Buttersworth
Yacht 'Sappho' Beating to Windward
J. E. Buttersworth
"Dauntless" leading "Columbia" at the lightship with "Madeleine" following
J. E. Buttersworth
Schooner Yacht COLUMBIA Racing Off Portsmouth
J. E. Buttersworth
AMERICA'S CUP DEFENDER 'SAPPHO'
J. E. Buttersworth
Dauntless and Sappho Rounding the Mark, 1871
J. E. Buttersworth
COLUMBIA off the New York Yacht Club Station
J. E. Buttersworth
The Dauntless off Sandy Hook
J. E. Buttersworth
Yacht Sappho Beating to the Wind
J. E. Buttersworth
DAUNTLESS and SAPPHO Rounding the Mark ca. 1871
J. E. Buttersworth
Schooner Race
J. E. Buttersworth
Sappho Leading Dauntless Around the Mark
J. E. Buttersworth
SAPPHO Leads GRACIE and DAUNTLESS - 1871 Cape May Race
J. E. Buttersworth
Columbia Vs. Livonia Off Sandy Hook
J. E. Buttersworth
Cornelia and Magic rounding buoy 8-1/2
J. E. Buttersworth
The Dauntless
J. E. Buttersworth
Yacht Race depicting the schooner yacht Dauntless leading the schooner yacht Mohawk
J. E. Buttersworth
�MADELEINE� OFF THE BATTERY
J. E. Buttersworth
Yachts Madeline and Sappho, Off Sandy Hook Lightship
J. E. Buttersworth
Mischief and Gracie America's Cup Trial Race
J. E. Buttersworth
Gracie, Vision and Cornelia rounding Sandy Hook in the New York Yacht Club Regatta
J. E. Buttersworth
New York Yacht Club Schooner 'Columbia' Leading New York Yacht Club Schooner 'Dauntless' Rounding Sandy Hook Lightship in the Hurricane Cup Race
J. E. Buttersworth
PURITAN Races Towards The Narrows Off Brooklyn
J. E. Buttersworth
Cutters leading the fleet through the sound, N.Y.
J. E. Buttersworth
Puritan Racing Off of Staten Island
J. E. Buttersworth
Puritan and Priscilla off Sandy Hook
J. E. Buttersworth
Puritan leading Genesta
J. E. Buttersworth
1885 Puritan vs Genesta
J. E. Buttersworth
Puritan And Genesta 1885
J. E. Buttersworth
Yacht Race in New York Harbor, PURITAN leading GENESTA
J. E. Buttersworth
MAYFLOWER Leading GALATEA Around the Lightship, ca. 1886
J. E. Buttersworth
Regatta with Yachts 'Mayflower' and 'Huron'
J. E. Buttersworth
The Sloop Galatea
J. E. Buttersworth
America's Cup Yachts Galatea and Mayflower
J. E. Buttersworth
Mayflower Leading Puritan, America�s Cup Trial Race
J. E. Buttersworth
1886 Mayflower vs Galatea
J. E. Buttersworth
Mayflower Leading Galatea, America�s Cup
J. E. Buttersworth
America's Cup Race 1886; Volunteer v. Thistle
J. E. Buttersworth
Sloop yacht VOLUNTEER and USN vessels in New York Bay
J. E. Buttersworth
Sloop yacht VOLUNTEER leading in race on New York Bay
J. E. Buttersworth
Volunteer vs Thistle, Americas Cup Race
J. E. Buttersworth
"Volunteer" Racing off Sandy Hook
J. E. Buttersworth
Volunteer
J. E. Buttersworth
THE "VOLUNTEER" AND "THISTLE" RETURNING FROM SANDY HOOK, AMERICA'S CUP RACE, 1887
J. E. Buttersworth
A Race Between "Volunteer" and "Thistle"
J. E. Buttersworth
A View of New York Sound, The 'Volunteer' in the Foreground
J. E. Buttersworth
A RACING SCENE ON NYACK SOUND: THE VOLUNTEER IN THE FOREGROUND
J. E. Buttersworth
The Volunteer Rounding Sandy Hook
J. E. Buttersworth
The Volunteer
J. E. Buttersworth
'Volunteer' Versus 'Thistle', America's Cup, 1887
J. E. Buttersworth
Regatta with Yachts (Goelet Cup on August 5, 1887)
J. E. Buttersworth
A yachting scene round the lightship with the Volunteer in the lead
J. E. Buttersworth
Volunteer And Thistle
J. E. Buttersworth
Sloop yachts VIGILANT and VALKYRIE II
J. E. Buttersworth
"Vigilant" and "Valkyrie II" in a Strong Breeze, 1893
J. E. Buttersworth
1893 America Cup Race
J. E. Buttersworth
Cutter Vigilant with Spoon Bow c.1893
J. E. Buttersworth
America�s Cup Yacht VIGILANT
J. E. Buttersworth
Yachts Vigilant and Jubilee
J. E. Buttersworth
AMERICA�S CUP RACE VIGILANT AND VALKYRE, 3RD RACE, OCTOBER 9, 1892
J. E. Buttersworth
"Vigilant" and "Valkyrie II" Beating to Windward
J. E. Buttersworth
Vigilant vs. Valkrie II in the 1895 Americas Cup

J. E. Buttersworth
Cutter Yacht MARIA

 

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